On This Day

February 1772 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 12 Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
  • Feb 17 1st Partition of Poland signed in Vienna by Austria, Prussia and Russia

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 18 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Bassano del Grappa, Italian Geologist

Deaths in History

  • Feb 8 Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales by marriage to Frederick, Prince of Wales, dies at 52
  • Feb 10 Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein and general, dies at 75
  • Feb 18 Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)