On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1862

  • Feb 3 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (Biot-Savart law), dies at 87
  • Feb 7 František Jan Škroup, Czech composer (Kde domov můj? - Czech national anthem), dies at 61
  • Feb 11 Elizabeth Siddal, British poet and artist (b. 1829)
  • Feb 20 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (Florante at Laura), dies at 73
  • Feb 21 Nathaniel Gordon is hanged in NYC for engaging in the slave trade, the only slave trader in US history to be convicted and executed under the Piracy Law of 1820
  • Feb 21 Justinus Kerner, German physician and medical writer (first detailed description of botulism), dies at 75
  • Feb 24 Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Italian Catholic youth, dies at 23