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 Louis Alexandre Berthier invades Rome
  • Feb 15 Louis Alexandre Berthier proclaim a Roman Republic after conquering Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 20 Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power and takes him prisoner

Pope Pius VI
Pius VI

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)