On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1845

  • Feb 3 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Sedan)
  • Feb 14 Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866), born in London (d. 1875)
  • Feb 15 Elihu Root, American statesman (R)/US Secretary of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912), born in Clinton, New York (d. 1937)
  • Feb 26 Alexander III, Russian tsar (1881-94), born in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russian Empire (3/10 NS)