On This Day

What Happened in February 1725

Historical Events

  • Feb 20 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100 a scalp bounty

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • Feb 5 James Otis, American lawyer and patriot, born in Barnstable, Massachusetts (d. 1783)
  • Feb 25 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • Feb 26 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed and built 1st automobile, born in Void, France (d. 1804) [or born September 25]

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 6 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer, dies at 75

Person of interestPeter the Great

Feb 8 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725) dies of uremia at 52

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great