On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1847

  • Feb 2 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer
  • Feb 7 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor
  • Feb 8 Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh social reformer, born in Carmarthen, Wales (d. 1902)
  • Feb 10 A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)

Person of interestThomas Edison

Feb 11 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera), born in Milan, Ohio (d. 1931)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Feb 14 Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette, born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (d. 1919)
  • Feb 14 Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, born in Roal Palace, Turin, Sardinia (d. 1911)
  • Feb 15 Robert Fuchs, composer
  • Feb 16 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album polonaise)
  • Feb 25 John Watson, Canadian philosopher (Objective Idealism)
  • Feb 27 Ellen Alice Terry, British Shakespearean actress and director (Imperial Theatre), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1928)