On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1815

  • Feb 4 Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder and inoculation proponent, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist and graphic artist, dies at 58
  • Feb 17 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 19 Leonhard von Call, Austrian composer, dies at 47

Person of interestRobert Fulton

Feb 24 Robert Fulton, American inventor and engineer (first commercial steamboat), dies of tuberculosis at 49

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton
  • Feb 26 Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (b. 1737)