On This Day

February 1780 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
  • Feb 19 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)
  • Feb 19 Richard McCarty, American politician, born in Coeymans, New York (d. 1844)

Deaths in History


Person of interestWilliam Blackstone

Feb 14 William Blackstone, English jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), dies at 56

  • Feb 17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian, dies at 73
  • Feb 18 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
  • Feb 22 Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena & Reggio, dies at 81