On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1868

  • Feb 10 David Brewster, Scottish physicist and inventor (kaleidoscope), dies at 86
  • Feb 11 Leon Foucault, French physicist whose pendulum proved that the Earth rotates, dies at 48
  • Feb 23 Andrew Strath, Scottish golfer (British Open 1865), dies at 30
  • Feb 29 Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (1825-48), dies at 81