Died on February 7

130 Pacuvius the greatest of the tragic poets of ancient Rome prior to Lucius Accius.
590 Pope Pelagius II Pope from 26 November 579 to his death in 590.
999 Boleslaus II Duke of Bohemia a Bohemian nobleman. He was a member of the Přemyslid dynasty and was the ruling Duke of Bohemia from 972 until his death
1045 Emperor Go-Suzaku the 69th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
1072 Diarmait mac Máel na mBó King of Leinster, as well as High King of Ireland.
1127 Ava (poet) the first named female writer in any genre in the German language.
1259 Thomas Count of Flanders the Lord of Piedmont from 1233 to his death, Count of Flanders jure uxoris from 1237 to 1244, and regent of the County of Savoy from 1253 to his death, while his nephew Boniface was fighting abroad. He was the son of Thomas I of Savoy and Margaret of Geneva
1311 Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi a 13th-century Persian polymath and poet who made contributions to astronomy, mathematics, medicine, physics, music theory, philosophy and Sufism.
1317 Robert Count of Clermont created Count of Clermont in 1268. He was the son of King Louis IX of France and Margaret of Provence. In 1272, Robert married Beatrice of Burgundy, heiress of Bourbon and had the following issue:
1461 John Grey of Groby a Lancastrian knight, the first husband of Elizabeth Woodville who later married King Edward IV of England, and great-great-grandfather of Lady Jane Grey.
1560 Bartolommeo Bandinelli a Renaissance Italian sculptor, draughtsman and painter.
1594 Barnabe Googe a poet and translator, one of the earliest English pastoral poets.
1596 George I Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1567 to 1596.
1603 Hermann Wilken a German humanist and mathematician.
1603 Gulbadan Begum most known as the author of Humayun Nama, the account of the life of her half-brother, Humayun. Later, her nephew, Prince Jalal-ud-Dīn ascended the imperial throne as Emperor Akbar the Great. She was also the paternal aunt of Akbar's chief consort, Empress Ruqaiya Sultan Begum
1626 William V Duke of Bavaria Duke of Bavaria from 1579 to 1597.
1632 Margherita Gonzaga Duchess of Lorraine Duchess of Lorraine from 1606 until her husband's death in 1624.
1642 William Bedell The Rev. William Bedell, D.D. , was an Anglican churchman who served as Lord Bishop of Kilmore became a martyr of the Reformation during the Irish Rebellion of 1641
1652 Gregorio Allegri an Italian composer of the Roman School and brother of Domenico Allegri; he was also a priest and a singer. He was born and died in Rome
1661 Shah Shuja (Mughal prince) the second son of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and empress Mumtaz Mahal.
1690 Sir William Morice 1st Baronet an English Member of Parliament.
1693 Paul Pellisson a French author.
1725 Johann Philipp Krieger a German Baroque composer and organist. He was the elder brother of Johann Krieger
1736 Stephen Gray (scientist) an English dyer and amateur astronomer, who was the first to systematically experiment with electrical conduction, rather than simple generation of static charges and investigations of the static phenomena.
1743 Lodovico Giustini an Italian composer and keyboard player of the late Baroque and early Classical eras. He was the first known composer ever to write music for the piano
1749 André Cardinal Destouches a French composer best known for the opéra-ballet Les élémens.
1751 Frederick IV Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg.
1779 William Boyce (composer) widely regarded as one of the most important English-born composers of the 18th century.
1799 Qianlong Emperor the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. The fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor, he reigned officially from 11 October 1735 to 8 February 1796.1 On 8 February, he abdicated in favor of his son, the Jiaqing Emperor – a filial act in order not to reign longer than his grandfather, the illustrious Kangxi Emperor. Despite his retirement, however, he retained ultimate power until his death in 1799. Although his early years saw the continuation of an era of prosperity in China, his final years saw troubles at home and abroad converge on the Qing Empire
1801 Daniel Chodowiecki most famous as an etcher. He spent most of his life in Berlin, and became the director of the Berlin Academy of Art
1810 Marcin Odlanicki Poczobutt a Polish–Lithuanian Jesuit astronomer and mathematician. He was professor of Vilnius University for over 50 years, serving as its rector from 1780 to 1799. The Poczobutt crater on the Moon is named after him
1812 Thomas Blount (statesman) an American Revolutionary War veteran and statesman from the state of North Carolina.
1815 Solomon II of Imereti the last King of Imereti from 1789 to 1790 and from 1792 until his deposition by the Imperial Russian government in 1810.
1819 August Wilhelm Hupel a Baltic German publicist, estophile and linguist.
1820 Samuel Adams Holyoke an American composer and teacher of vocal and instrumental music, was the son of Rev. Elizur Holyoke and Hannah Peabody. He was born October 15, 1762 in Boxford, Massachusetts, and died February 7, 1820 in Concord, New Hampshire. He was a Congregationalist and a Mason, and never married
1823 Ann Radcliffe an English author and pioneer of the Gothic novel. Her style is Romantic in its vivid descriptions of landscapes and long travel scenes, yet the Gothic element is obvious through her use of the supernatural. It was her technique " the explained supernatural," the final revelation of inexplicable phenomena, that helped the Gothic novel achieve respectability in the 1790s
1828 Henry Neele an English poet and literary scholar.
1828 Henri-François Riesener a French portrait painter and miniaturist. He was the son of German-born cabinet-maker Jean-Henri Riesener and the father of the Romantic painter Léon Riesener
1834 Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne a French diplomat.
1837 Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden King of Sweden from 1792 until his abdication in 1809. He was the son of Gustav III of Sweden and his queen consort Sophia Magdalena, eldest daughter of Frederick V of Denmark and his first wife Louise of Great Britain. He was the last Swedish ruler of Finland, the occupation of which by Russian Czar Alexander I in 1808-09 was the immediate cause of his violent downfall. After an army revolt, the king was seized by officers and forced to relinquish the throne on behalf of his family on March 29; the same date as his father's death. The Instrument of Government subsequently written was adopted on June 6, the current National Day of Sweden, and was in effect until replaced in 1974. The crown passed to his childless uncle, Charles XIII, whose want of heirs set into motion an intense quest for a successor who was found the following year in the person of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, who assumed the throne in 1818, commencing the present House of Bernadotte
1839 Karl August Nicander a Swedish lyric poet.
1848 Christen Købke born in Copenhagen to Peter Berendt Købke, a baker, and his wife Cecilie Margrete. He was one of 11 children. Købke is one of the best known artists belonging to the Golden Age of Danish Painting
1862 František Škroup a Czech composer and conductor. His brother Jan Nepomuk Škroup was also a successful composer and his father, Dominik Škroup, and other brother Ignác Škroup were lesser known composers
1862 Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo a Spanish statesman and dramatist.
1864 Vuk Stefanović Karadžić a Serbian philologist and linguist who was the major reformer of the Serbian language. He deserves, perhaps, for his collections of songs, fairy tales, and riddles to be called the father of the study of Serbian folklore. He was also the author of the first Serbian dictionary in his new reformed language
1867 José E. Díaz a celebrated Paraguayan general. Díaz was born in the town of Cerro Verá east of Pirayú in the department of Paraguarí. His parents were named Juan Andrés Díaz and Dolores Vera
1871 Princess Leopoldina of Brazil a member of the Brazilian Imperial Family, the third child and second daughter of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil and his consort Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies. By marriage she was Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Duchess in Saxony. After having four sons, she died at the age of 23
1871 Henry E. Steinway the founder of the piano company Steinway & Sons.
1873 Sheridan Le Fanu an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Three of his best-known works are Uncle Silas, Carmilla and The House by the Churchyard
1877 John O'Mahony a Gaelic scholar and the founding member of the Fenian Brotherhood in the United States, sister organisation to the Irish Republican Brotherhood.