On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1804

  • Feb 2 Caesar Rodney, American judge (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • Feb 2 George Walton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1749-50)

Person of interestJoseph Priestley

Feb 6 Joseph Priestley, English chemist, theologian and author who discovered oxygen and carbonated water, dies at 70

Chemist, Theologian and Author Joseph Priestley
Chemist, Theologian and Author
Joseph Priestley

Person of interestImmanuel Kant

Feb 12 Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies at 79

Philosopher Immanuel Kant
Philosopher
Immanuel Kant