February 1841 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 William Henry Davenport, American stage magician, claimed to be a spirit medium, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1877)
  • Feb 2 François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
  • Feb 4 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
  • Feb 12 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch politician (Mayor of Amsterdam, Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894), born in De Werken, Netherlands (d. 1914)
  • Feb 15 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)

Pierre Auguste RenoirPierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

Feb 25 French Impressionist painter and sculptor (Bal du moulin de la Galette, Luncheon of the Boating Party), born in Limoges, France

  • Feb 26 Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, British diplomat (Consul-General in Egypt, 1883-1907), and writer, born in Cromer, Norfolk, England (d. 1917)
  • Feb 27 [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, American daughter of US Confederate general Robert E. Lee, born in at Arlington, Virginia (d. 1873)
  • Feb 28 Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)

Weddings in History

  • Feb 17 Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont

Deaths in History

  • Feb 11 Ferdinand Olivier, German painter (Nazarene movement), dies at 55
  • Feb 13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • Feb 15 Sibrandus Stratingh, Dutch phyisican and chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
  • Feb 25 Philip Pendleton Barbour, American politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice, dies at 57