February 1726 in history

February 1726 events chronologically

Feb 8 The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia

Born in February 1726

Feb 6 Patrick Russell (herpetologist) a Scottish surgeon and naturalist who worked in India. He studied the snakes of India and is considered the 'Father of Indian Ophiology'. Russell's viper, Daboia russelii, is named after him
Feb 15 Abraham Clark an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. He was delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later served in the United States House of Representatives in both the Second and Third United States Congress, from March 4, 1791, until his death in 1794
Feb 16 Friedrich von der Trenck a Prussian officer, adventurer, and author.
Feb 20 William Prescott an American colonel in the Revolutionary War who commanded the rebel forces in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Prescott is known for his order to his soldiers, "Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes", such that the rebel troops may shoot at the enemy at shorter ranges, and therefore more accurately and lethally, and so conserve their limited stocks of ammunition. It is debated whether Prescott or someone earlier coined this memorable saying
Feb 25 Princess Wilhelmina of Hesse-Kassel a Prussian princess, married to prince Henry of Prussia.
Feb 28 Vasily Chichagov an admiral in the Russian Navy and an explorer. He was the father of Pavel Chichagov, a Russian admiral during the Napoleonic Wars

Died in February 1726

Feb 18 Adam Mikołaj Sieniawski a Polish noble , military leader.
Feb 18 Jacques Carrey a French painter and draughtsman, now remembered almost exclusively for the series of drawings he made of the Parthenon, Athens, in 1674.
Feb 26 Maximilian II Emanuel Elector of Bavaria a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and a Kurfürst of the Holy Roman Empire. He was also the last governor of the Spanish Netherlands and duke of Luxembourg. An able soldier, his ambition led to conflicts that limited his ultimate dynastic achievements
Feb 28 Konstanty Władysław Sobieski the son of Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland, and his wife, Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien. In 1708 he married Maria Józefa Wessel