On This Day

What Happened in February 1748

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
  • Feb 5 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer, conductor and tutor of Beethoven, born in Shimnitz, Saxony (d. 1798)
  • Feb 6 Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher & founder of the Order of the Illuminati, born in Ingolstadt, Germany (d. 1811)
  • Feb 9 Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
  • Feb 15 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher/originator (Utilitarian), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Henri Madin, French composer, dies at 49
  • Feb 18 Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal, dies at 70