What Happened in February 1744

Historical Events

  • Feb 8 French and Spanish fleet leave Toulon
  • Feb 9 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • Feb 22 Battle of Toulon or Battle of Cape SiciĆ©: British vs. French & Spanish fleet

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 John Jeffries, colonial physician and meteorologist
  • Feb 6 Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
  • Feb 9 Amos Bull, early American composer (The Responsary)
  • Feb 21 Eise J Eisinga, Frisia, built planetarium Franeker
  • Feb 23 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German Jewish banker and founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, born in Frankfurt (d. 1812)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 14 John Hadley, English mathematician and inventor (octant), dies at 61
  • Feb 15 Frantisek Antonin Mica, Czech conductor and composer, dies at 49
  • Feb 29 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British natural philosopher and freemason, dies at 60