On This Day

What Happened in February 1705

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 6 Johann Matthias Leffloth, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1731)
  • Feb 15 Charles-AndrĂ© Van Loo, French Rococo painter, born in Nice, France (d. 1765)
  • Feb 21 Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
  • Feb 22 Peter Arctedius, [Artedi], Swedish biologist

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, 1st Queen consort of Prussia (1701-05), dies at 36
  • Feb 5 Jean Gilles, French composer, dies at 37
  • Feb 5 Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (b. 1635)