On This Day

What Happened in February 1761

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
  • Feb 16 Charles Pichegru, French army general and royalist who plotted to overthrow Napoleon, born in Arbois, Franche-ComtĂ© (now France) (d. 1804)
  • Feb 22 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer
  • Feb 22 Jacob Kimball, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French Jesuit prince & historian, dies at 78
  • Feb 15 Carlo Cecere, Italian composer, dies at 54