On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1871

  • Feb 1 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, Russian composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 7 Henry Steinway [Heinrich Steinweg], German American piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons), dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), dies at 50
  • Feb 19 John B. Magruder, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 63
  • Feb 20 Paul Kane, Irish-Canadian painter, dies at 60
  • Feb 26 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76
  • Feb 26 Sophia Hawthorne, American writer, painter and illustrator, dies at 61