On This Day

Deaths in History in February 1857

  • Feb 7 Félix de Merode, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War and Finance, dies at 65
  • Feb 10 David Thompson, English-Canadian explorer (Columbia River), dies at 86
  • Feb 16 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77
  • Feb 16 Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37
  • Feb 28 André Dumont, Belgian geologist, dies at 48