Famous Deaths in February 1890

  • Feb 3 C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist (Buys Ballot's law), dies at 72
  • Feb 17 Christopher Latham Sholes, American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, dies at 71
  • Feb 18 Gyula Andr├íssy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
  • Feb 22 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), dies at 67
  • Feb 22 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)