On This Day

What Happened in February 1798

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
  • Feb 10 French army led by Louis Alexandre Berthier captures Rome
  • Feb 15 Louis Alexandre Berthier proclaim a Roman Republic after conquering Rome

Historic Event

Feb 20 French General Louis Alexandre Berthier forcibly removes Pope Pius VI from Rome during French occupation of Rome (Pope later dies a prisoner in Valence)


Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 22 Charles Mynn Thruston, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1873)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 6 Niels Schiørring, Danish musician and composer, dies at 54
  • Feb 13 Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24
  • Feb 25 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)