What Happened in February 1821

Historical Events

  • Feb 12 Mercantile Library of City of NY opens
  • Feb 12 Greek War of Independence begins
  • Feb 22 Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
  • Feb 23 College of Apothecaries organized in Philadephia; 1st US pharmacy college

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Feb 24 Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero agree to the Plan of Iguala, stating that Mexico will become a constitutional monarchy, Roman Catholicism the official religion and that Peninsulares and Creoles will enjoy equal political and social rights

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico
Vicente Guerrero

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 3 Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, born in Bristol, England (d. 1910)

  • Feb 10 William Read Scurry, (Confederate Army Brigadier General, (d. 1864))
  • Feb 11 Hermann Allmers, writer
  • Feb 11 Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)
  • Feb 15 Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, theologist/poet
  • Feb 16 Heinrich Barth, geographer/explorer (Central Africa), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Feb 17 Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)
  • Feb 19 Francis Preston Blair Jr, (Rep-Missouri), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Feb 21 Charles Scribner, American music publisher (Scribner Catalog)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 8 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 21 Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (b. 1756)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 23 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), dies of tuberculosis at 25

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • Feb 23 Marie-Anne Collot, French sculptor, dies
  • Feb 26 Joseph de Maistre, Savoyard diplomat and writer (b. 1753)