On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1855

  • Feb 6 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor, dies at 63
  • Feb 20 Joseph Hume, Scottish doctor and social reformer, dies at 78

Person of interestCarl Friedrich Gauss

Feb 23 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician considered one of the greatest of all time (Gaussian distribution, fundamental theorem of algebra), dies at 77

Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss