Deaths in History in February 1781

  • Feb 4 Willem Crul, British admiral (West-Indies), dies in battle during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War at 59
  • Feb 15 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Saxon playwright/critic, dies at 52
  • Feb 23 George Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716)
  • Feb 24 Edward Capell, English critic (b. 1713)
  • Feb 28 Richard Stockton, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 50