On This Day

February 1748 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 6 Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher & founder of the Order of the Illuminati, born in Ingolstadt, Germany (d. 1811)
  • Feb 9 Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
  • Feb 15 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher/originator (Utilitarian), born in London, England

Deaths in History

  • Feb 18 Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal, dies at 70