On This Day

What Happened in February 1721

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Friedrich Wilhelm, baron von Seydlitz, Prussian general, born in Kalkar, Germany l (d. 1773)
  • Feb 13 John Reid [Robertson], British Army General and composer (d. 1807)
  • Feb 24 John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 James Stanhope 1st earl of Stanhope, English general, dies at 47
  • Feb 16 James Craggs the Younger, English politician, dies at 34
  • Feb 24 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (b. 1648)