On This Day

February 1761 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
  • Feb 16 Charles Pichegru, French army general and royalist who plotted to overthrow Napoleon, born in Arbois, Franche-ComtĂ© (now France) (d. 1804)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French Jesuit prince & historian, dies at 78