On This Day

What Happened in February 1841

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 William Henry Davenport, American stage magician, claimed to be a spirit medium, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1877)
  • Feb 2 François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
  • Feb 4 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
  • Feb 10 Walter Parratt, British organist and composer, born in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1924)
  • Feb 12 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
  • Feb 15 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
  • Feb 18 Samuel Prowse Warren, Canadian organist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1915)
  • Feb 19 Felipe Pedrell, Spanish guitarist, composer (Excelsior; La Celestina), and musical scholar, born in Tortosa, Spain (d. 1922)

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Feb 25 Pierre Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter and sculptor (Bal du moulin de la Galette, Luncheon of the Boating Party), born in Limoges, France (d. 1919)

  • Feb 26 Evelyn Baring, Earl of Cromer English consul-general in Egypt and writer, (d. 1917)
  • Feb 27 [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E. Lee
  • Feb 28 Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 17 Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 11 J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter, dies at 55
  • Feb 13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • Feb 14 Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Sibrandus Stratingh, Dutch phyisican and chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
  • Feb 17 Ferdinando Carulli, Italian classical guitar composer (Méthode, Op. 27), dies at 71
  • Feb 25 Philip Pendleton Barbour, American politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice, dies at 57