Deaths in History in February 1788

  • Feb 18 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist, dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68
  • Feb 21 Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer (b. 1723)
  • Feb 21 Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer, 1st saw Halley's comet on return, dies at 64
  • Feb 28 Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725)