On This Day

February 1728 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 12 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
  • Feb 13 John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and founder of pathological anatomy in England, born in Long Calderwood, Scotland (d. 1793)
  • Feb 21 Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great
  • Feb 29 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)

Deaths in History


Person of interestCotton Mather

Feb 13 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), dies at 65

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather