On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1891

  • Feb 9 Johan B Jongkind, Dutch/French painter (Winter View), dies at 71
  • Feb 10 Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1850)
  • Feb 13 David Dixon Porter, United States Navy admiral, dies at 77

Person of interestWilliam Tecumseh Sherman

Feb 14 William Tecumseh Sherman, American Major General in the Union Army, dies at 71

  • Feb 15 Claudius W. Sears, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 74
  • Feb 26 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 vs Australia 1878), dies from consumption at 46
  • Feb 28 George Hearst, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from California), dies at 70