On This Day

What Happened in February 1766

Historical Events

  • Feb 11 Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia
  • Feb 14 Dutch governor Falck and King Keerthisiri Rajasinghe of Kandy sign Treaty of Batticaloa

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 13 Thomas Malthus, British economist and demographer (Law of Malthus), born in Guildford, England (d. 1834)
  • Feb 24 Samuel Wesley, British organist and composer referred to as "The English Mozart" (Exultate Deo), born in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 Leopold Joseph Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal, dies at 60
  • Feb 23 Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
  • Feb 26 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, dies at 30