February 1728 in history

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1728

Feb 3 Georg Christian Oeder a German-Danish botanist, medical doctor, economist and social reformer. His name is particularly associated with the initiation of the plate work Flora Danica
Feb 11 Charles Eugene Duke of Württemberg the eldest son of Duke Karl I Alexander and Princess Maria Augusta of Thurn and Taxis.
Feb 12 Étienne-Louis Boullée a visionary French neoclassical architect whose work greatly influenced contemporary architects.
Feb 13 John Hunter (surgeon) a Scottish surgeon, one of the most distinguished scientists and surgeons of his day. He was an early advocate of careful observation and scientific method in medicine. He was a teacher of, friend of, and collaborator with, Edward Jenner, the inventor of the smallpox vaccine. His wife, Anne Hunter , was a minor poet, some of whose poems were set to music by Joseph Haydn
Feb 21 Peter III of Russia Emperor of Russia for six months in 1762. He was born as Karl Peter Ulrich, son of the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. The German Peter could hardly speak Russian and pursued a strongly pro-Prussian policy, which made him an unpopular leader. He was likely assassinated as a result of a conspiracy led by his German wife Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, who succeeded him to the throne as Catherine II
Feb 22 Alexander Gerard a Scottish minister, academic and philosophical writer.
Feb 26 Antoine Baumé a French chemist.

Died in February 1728

Feb 12 Agostino Steffani an Italian ecclesiastic, diplomat and composer.
Feb 13 Cotton Mather a socially and politically influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author and pamphleteer. Noted for fostering the Salem witch trials, Cotton Mather also has a scientific legacy due to his hybridization experiments and his promotion of inoculation for disease prevention
Feb 16 Maria Aurora von Königsmarck a Swedish noblewoman of Brandenburg extraction and mistress of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.
Feb 16 Heinrich of Saxe-Weissenfels Count of Barby a German prince of the House of Wettin and count of Barby.
Feb 28 Ogyū Sorai a Japanese Confucian philosopher. He has been described as the most influential such scholar during the Tokugawa period. His primary area of study was in applying the teachings of Confucianism to government and social order. He responded to contemporary economic and political failings in Japan, as well as the culture of mercantilism and the dominance of old institutions that had become weak with extravagance. Sorai rejected the moralism of Song Confucianism and instead looked to the ancient works. He argued that allowing emotions to be expressed was important and nurtured Chinese literature in Japan for this reason. Sorai attracted a large following with his teachings and created the Sorai school, which would become an influential force in further Confucian scholarship in Japan