Famous People Born in February 1874

  • Feb 1 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian poet/dramatist/essayist
  • Feb 3 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • Feb 6 Milton Bennett Medary, American architect (Washington Chapel)
  • Feb 9 Amy Lowell, American poet and critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1925)
  • Feb 9 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), born in Penza Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • Feb 11 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • Feb 11 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer
  • Feb 13 Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch journalist and politician (social-democratic)
  • Feb 15 Emilis Melngailis, Latvian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Vidriži, Russian Empire (d. 1954)

Person of interestErnest Shackleton

Feb 15 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland (d. 1922)

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • Feb 16 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)

Person of interestThomas J. Watson

Feb 17 Thomas J. Watson, Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), born in Campbell, New York (d. 1956)

Businessman and Entrepreneur Thomas J. Watson
Businessman and Entrepreneur
Thomas J. Watson
  • Feb 20 Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
  • Feb 22 Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
  • Feb 23 Konstantin Päts, Estonian PM (1921-23, 1932-33), dictator (1933-40)

Person of interestHonus Wagner

Feb 24 Honus Wagner, American baseball shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17), born in Chartiers, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Feb 26 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, born in Oberrohrdorf (d. 1958)
  • Feb 28 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), born in Santander, Spain (d. 1966)