On This Day

February 1823 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 20 English Captain James Weddell reaches 74°15' S, 1520 km from South Pole

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 3 Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station)
  • Feb 15 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
  • Feb 16 John Daniel Imboden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Feb 27 Ferdinand Van Derveer, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • Feb 27 William Buel Franklin, American Major General (Union Army), born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1903)
  • Feb 28 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion

Deaths in History

  • Feb 7 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Romance of the Forest), dies at 58
  • Feb 16 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, dies at 64
  • Feb 21 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet, dies at 31