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Here are the famous people who were born in February. Look down the list and see if the person born on the day of the month matches yours if you were born in February.

 

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  • (1754) Talleyrand  

 

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  • (1746) Thaddeus Kosciusko 

 

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  • (1788) Sir Robert Peel 

 

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  • (1756) Aaron Burr  

 

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  • (1773) William Henry Harrison

 

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  •  (1710) Louis XV of France  

 

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  • (1766) Thomas Robert Malthus  

 

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  • (1745) Count Alessandro Volta
  • (1795) George Peabody  

 

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  • (1717) David Garrick  

 

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  • 1705 – Peter Artedi, Swedish ichthyologist and zoologist 
  • 1732 – George Washington, American general and politician, 1st President of the United States 
  • 1756 – Georg Friedrich von Martens, German jurist and diplomat 
  • 1761 – Erik Tulindberg, Finnish violinist and composer 
  • 1778 – Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator 
  • 1788 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher and author 
  • 1796 – Alexis Bachelot, French priest and missionary 
  • 1796 – Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian mathematician, astronomer, and sociologist 
  • 1806 – Józef Kremer, Polish historian and philosopher 
  • 1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer 
  • 1817 – Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician and academic
  • 1819 – James Russell Lowell, American poet and critic 
  • 1824 – Pierre Janssen, French astronomer and mathematician 
  • 1825 – Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, French-American archbishop 
  • 1836 – Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya, Indian scholar and academic 
  • 1840 – August Bebel, German theorist and politician 

 

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  • 1633 – Samuel Pepys, English soldier and politician 
  • 1646 – Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun 
  • 1648 – Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England 
  • 1664 – Georg Dietrich Leyding, German organist and composer 
  • 1680 – Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, Canadian politician, 2nd Colonial Governor of Louisiana 
  • 1685 – George Frideric Handel, German-English organist and composer 
  • 1723 – Richard Price, Welsh-English minister and philosopher 
  • 1744 – Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German banker 
  • 1752 – Simon Knéfacz, Croatian monk and author 
  • 1840 – Carl Menger, Austrian economist and educator 

 

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  • 1684 – Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor 
  • 1693 – James Quin, Irish-English actor 
  • 1709 – Jacques de Vaucanson, French engineer 
  • 1723 – John Burgoyne, English general and politician 
  • 1762 – Charles Frederick Horn, German-English composer and educator 
  • 1767 – Buddha Loetla Nabhalai, Thai king 
  • 1774 – Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge 
  • 1786 – Martin W. Bates, American lawyer and politician 
  • 1786 – Wilhelm Grimm, German anthropologist, author, and academic 
  • 1788 – Johan Christian Dahl, Norwegian-German painter 
  • 1827 – Lydia Becker, English-French activist 
  • 1831 – Leo von Caprivi, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany 
  • 1835 – Julius Vogel, English-New Zealand journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of New Zealand 
  • 1836 – Winslow Homer, American painter and illustrator 
  • 1837 – Rosalía de Castro, Spanish poet 

 

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  • 1651 – Johann Philipp Krieger, German organist and composer 
  • 1663 – Peter Anthony Motteux, French-English author, playwright, and translator 
  • 1670 – Maria Margarethe Kirch, German astronomer 
  • 1682 – Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist and pathologist 
  • 1692 – Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz, German author and adventurer 
  • 1707 – Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and composer
  • 1708 – Felix Benda, Bohemian organist and composer 
  • 1714 – René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, French lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of France 
  • 1714 – Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, English admiral 
  • 1725 – Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet and educator 
  • 1727 – Armand-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer 
  • 1728 – John Wood, the Younger, English architect, designed the Royal Crescent 
  • 1737 – August Wilhelm Hupel, German-Estonian linguist and publicist 
  • 1752 – John Graves Simcoe, English-Canadian general and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada 
  • 1755 – François René Mallarmé, French lawyer and politician 
  • 1778 – José de San Martín, Argentinian general and politician, 1st President of Peru 
  • 1812 – Carl Christian Hall, Danish politician, 6th Prime Minister of Denmark 
  • 1816 – Giovanni Morelli, Italian historian and critic 
  • 1833 – John St. John, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Kansas 

 

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  • 1671 – Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English philosopher and politician 
  • 1672 – Antoine Augustin Calmet, French monk and theologian 
  • 1677 – Nicola Fago, Italian composer and educator 
  • 1720 – Gian Francesco Albani, Italian cardinal 
  • 1746 – Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria 
  • 1777 – Matija Nenadović, Serbian priest, historian, and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Serbia 
  • 1786 – François Arago, French mathematician and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France 
  • 1799 – Émile Clapeyron, French physicist and engineer 
  • 1802 – Victor Hugo, French author, poet, and playwright 
  • 1808 – Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor 
  • 1808 – Nathan Kelley, American architect, designed the Ohio Statehouse 
  • 1814 – Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist and meteorologist 
  • 1829 – Levi Strauss, German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co. 

 

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  • 1689 – Pietro Gnocchi, Italian composer, director, historian, and geographer 
  • 1691 – Edward Cave, English publisher, founded The Gentleman's Magazine 
  • 1711 – Constantine Mavrocordatos, Ottoman ruler 
  • 1724 – Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken 
  • 1732 – Jean de Dieu-Raymond de Cucé de Boisgelin, French cardinal 
  • 1746 – Louis-Jérôme Gohier, French politician, French Minister of Justice 
  • 1748 – Anders Erikson Sparrman, Swedish physician and activist 
  • 1767 – Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, French lawyer and politician, 24th Prime Minister of France 
  • 1779 – Thomas Hazlehurst, English businessman, founded Hazlehurst & Sons 
  • 1789 – Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean lawyer and politician, Chilean Minister of National Defense 
  • 1795 – José Antonio Navarro, American merchant and politician 
  • 1807 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator 
  • 1809 – Jean-Charles Cornay, French missionary and saint 
  • 1812 – Pieter Harting, Dutch biologist and botanist 
  • 1831 – Nikolai Ge, Russian painter 

 

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  • 1670 – Benjamin Wadsworth, English-American clergyman and academic 
  • 1675 – Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer 
  • 1683 – René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French entomologist and academic 
  • 1704 – Louis Godin, French astronomer and academic 
  • 1712 – Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French general 
  • 1714 – Gioacchino Conti, Italian actor and singer 
  • 1724 – George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 
  • 1792 – Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist, meteorologist, and geographer 
  • 1812 – Berthold Auerbach, German poet and author 
  • 1820 – John Tenniel, English illustrator 
  • 1823 – Ernest Renan, French philosopher and scholar 
  • 1824 – Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat 
  • 1827 – Édouard-Charles Fabre, Canadian archbishop 
  • 1833 – Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal 
  • 1838 – Maurice Lévy, French mathematician and engineer 
  • 1840 – Henri Duveyrier, French explorer 

 

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  • 1692 – John Byrom, English poet and educator 
  • 1724 – Eva Marie Veigel, Austrian-English dancer 
  • 1736 – Ann Lee, English-American religious leader, founded the Shakers 
  • 1792 – Gioacchino Rossini, Italian pianist and composer 
  • 1812 – James Milne Wilson, Scottish-Australian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of Tasmania 
  • 1828 – Emmeline B. Wells, American journalist, poet, and activist 
  • 1836 – Dickey Pearce, American baseball player and manager 
  • 1840 – John Philip Holland, Irish engineer, designed the HMS Holland 1