On This Day

What Happened in February 1769

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer
  • Feb 9 Susette Gontard, the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)
  • Feb 13 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), dies at 75