On This Day

What Happened in February 1754

Famous Birthdays


Feb 2 Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French statesman, born in Paris (d. 1838)

  • Feb 17 Jan Jachym Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, born in Cítoliby, Czech Republic (d. 1792)
  • Feb 19 Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet and translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)
  • Feb 19 Nicolas Baudin, French explorer, led cartographic survey of the coast of Australia, born in St-Pierre-de-Ré, France (d. 1803)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 Nicolaas Kruik, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer), dies at 75
  • Feb 16 Richard Mead, English physician who worked on transmissible diseases, dies at 80