On This Day

What Happened in February 1830

Historical Events

  • Feb 3 The sovereignty of Greece confirmed in a London Protocol

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Beginning of the famous debate between French naturalists Georges Cuvier and √Čtienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire on animal structure

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Feb 25 Victor Hugo's play "Hernani" premieres in Paris

Author Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestRobert Gascoyne-Cecil

Feb 3 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1885-86, 1886-92 and 1895-1902), born in Hatfield, England (d. 1903)

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • Feb 6 Marcellus Monroe Crocker, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Indiana (d. 1865)
  • Feb 9 Abd-ul-Aziz, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1876)
  • Feb 11 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer
  • Feb 11 Peter Arnold Heise, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 Marcus Antonio da Fonseca Portugal, Portuguese composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 18 Charles de Merode, Earl of Merode, Mayor of Brussels and French Senator, dies at 67