On This Day

What Happened in February 1801

Historical Events

  • Feb 9 France & Austria sign Peace of Luneville
  • Feb 27 Washington, D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, Swedish lieder and classical composer, born in Skänninge, Sweden (d. 1878)
  • Feb 1 Thomas Cole, American romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • Feb 1 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
  • Feb 7 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
  • Feb 21 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, Bohemian violinist, and composer, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1866)
  • Feb 21 John Henry Newman, British thologian (Tract 90), educator, poet (Dream of Gerontius), Anglican priest, Catholic priest, cardinal and saint, born in London, England (d. 1890)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (b. 1726)
  • Feb 8 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, German composer, dies at 43