On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1834

  • Feb 6 William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina (d. 1863)
  • Feb 6 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer, born in Ogulin, Croatia (d. 1889)
  • Feb 6 Edwin Klebs, German physician & bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), born in K√∂nigsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1913)

Person of interestDmitri Mendeleev

Feb 8 Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist and inventor who devised the periodic table of the elements, born in Tobolsk, Russia (d. 1907)

Chemist and Inventor Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemist and Inventor
Dmitri Mendeleev
  • Feb 9 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • Feb 9 Franz Xaver Witt, composer
  • Feb 15 William Henry Preece, Welsh electrical engineer/wireless pioneer, born in Caernarfon, Wales (d. 1913)
  • Feb 16 Ernst Haeckel, German biologist (Causes of Evolution) and philosopher (Social Darwinism), born in Potsdam, Prussia (d. 1919)
  • Feb 22 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer
  • Feb 23 Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis
  • Feb 26 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer