On This Day

What Happened in February 1785

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 10 Claude-Louis Navier, French engineer and physicist who specialized in mechanics (Navier–Stokes equations), born in Dijon, France (d. 1836)
  • Feb 12 Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
  • Feb 21 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner)
  • Feb 22 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Ham, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 6 Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48
  • Feb 19 Johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84
  • Feb 24 Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican attorney and father of emperor Napoleon, dies at 39