On This Day

Birthdays in History in February 1871

  • Feb 4 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
  • Feb 5 Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
  • Feb 9 Fran Saleški Finžgar, Slovene folk writer (Our Blood, Service Girls), born in Doslovče, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1962)
  • Feb 9 Howard T Ricketts, American pathologist (studied typhus fever), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 1910)
  • Feb 18 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)