Famous Deaths in February 1857

  • Feb 7 Félix de Merode, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War and Finance, dies at 65
  • Feb 9 Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem, dies at 58
  • Feb 10 David Thompson, English-Canadian explorer (Columbia River), dies at 86
  • Feb 14 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
  • Feb 15 Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer ("Ruslan and Ludmilla"), dies at 53
  • Feb 16 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77
  • Feb 16 Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37
  • Feb 26 Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 28 André Dumont, Belgian geologist, dies at 48