Famous People Born in February 1874

  • Feb 1 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian poet, dramatist and essayist (founded Salzburg festival), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1929)
  • Feb 3 Gertrude Stein, American-French writer (Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)
  • Feb 6 Milton Bennett Medary, American architect (Washington Chapel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1929)
  • 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, Swedish children's author and illustrator (Tale of the Little Little Old Woman), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1963)
  • Feb 11 Fritz Bennicke Hart, British composer and conductor (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), born in Greenwich, London (d. 1949)
  • Feb 13 Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch journalist and politician (co-founder Social Democratic Workers' Party), born in Hoogezand (d. 1917)
  • Feb 15 Emilis Melngailis, Latvian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Vidriži, Russian Empire (d. 1954)

Ernest ShackletonErnest Shackleton (1874-1922)

Feb 15 British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland

  • Feb 16 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German operatic soprano (Vienna State Opera, 1920-26), and pedagogue, born in Weimar, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1935)

Thomas J. WatsonThomas J. Watson (1874-1956)

Feb 17 American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-56), born in Campbell, New York

  • Feb 20 Mary Garden, Scottish-American operatic soprano, 1900-34, and M-G-M talent scout, born in Aberdeen Scotland (d. 1967)
  • Feb 22 Bill Klem, American Baseball HOF umpire (record 18 x World Series), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1951)
  • Feb 23 Konstantin Päts, Estonian Prime Minister (1921-23, 1932-33) and dictator (1933-40), born in Tahkuranna Parish, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1956)

Honus WagnerHonus Wagner (1874-1955)

Feb 24 American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8 x NL batting champion; 5 × NL RBI / stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chartiers Borough, Pennsylvania

  • Feb 26 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, born in Oberrohrdorf (d. 1951)
  • Feb 28 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), born in Santander, Spain (d. 1966)