On This Day

What Happened in February 1717

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (d. 1790)
  • Feb 10 Pierre de La Garde, French composer, singer, and guitarist, born in Crécy-la-Chapelle, France (d. c. 1792)
  • Feb 19 David Garrick, English actor, producer and writer (Aboan-Oroonoko), born in Hereford, England (d. 1779)
  • Feb 24 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer
  • Feb 26 John Randall, British organist and hymn composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1799)