On This Day

What Happened in February 1752

Historical Events

  • Feb 3 Dutch States-General forbids export of windmills

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 12 Josef Reicha, Czech composer
  • Feb 17 Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger, German playwright (Der Wirrwarr, oder Sturm und Drang) and novelist, born in the Free Imperial City of Frankfurt (d. 1831)
  • Feb 20 Charles Broche, French organist and composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1803)
  • Feb 25 John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 9 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (b. 1722)