On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1866

  • Feb 5 Arthur Keith, Persley Aberdeenshire, Scottish Anthropologist (human evolution)
  • Feb 5 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
  • Feb 6 Karl Sapper, German traveller & natural historian (d. 1945)
  • Feb 7 Raf[ael] Verhulst, [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
  • Feb 9 George Ade, American journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
  • Feb 10 Bror Beckman, Swedish composer, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden (d. 1929)
  • Feb 10 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian
  • Feb 15 Bannister Fletcher, English architect and architectural historian (A History of Architecture), born in London (d. 1953)
  • Feb 16 Johann Strauss III, Austrian composer and conductor (Dem Muthigen gehört die Welt), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939)
  • Feb 16 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
  • Feb 20 Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
  • Feb 24 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • Feb 24 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
  • Feb 24 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
  • Feb 25 Benedetto Croce, Italian humanist/historian/editor/philosopher

Person of interestHerbert Henry Dow

Feb 26 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1930)

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow
Chemical Industrialist
Herbert Henry Dow
  • Feb 28 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian philosopher, playwright and poet, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1949)