On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1780

Person of interestWilliam Blackstone

Feb 14 William Blackstone, English jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), dies at 56

  • Feb 17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian, dies at 73
  • Feb 18 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
  • Feb 22 Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena & Reggio, dies at 81