February 1801 in history

February 1801 events chronologically

Feb 4 John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States
Feb 17 An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives
Feb 27 Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1801

Feb 1 Thomas Cole an American artist. He is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Cole's Hudson River School, as well as his own work, was known for its realistic and detailed portrayal of American landscape and wilderness, which feature themes of romanticism
Feb 1 Émile Littré a French lexicographer and philosopher, best known for his Dictionnaire de la langue française, commonly called "The Littré".
Feb 7 Wilhem de Haan a Dutch zoologist. He specialised in the study of insects and crustaceans, and was the first keeper of invertebrates at the Rijksmuseum in Leiden, now Naturalis. He was forced to retire in 1846, when he was partially paralysed by a spinal disease. He was responsible for the invertebrate volume of Siebold's Fauna Japonica, which was published in 1833, and introduced the western world for the first time to Japanese wildlife. He named a great many new taxa, and several taxa are named in his honour
Feb 16 Julius Theodor Christian Ratzeburg a German zoologist, botanist, entomologist, and forester.
Feb 21 John Henry Newman an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s
Feb 21 Jan Kalivoda a composer, conductor and violinist of Bohemian birth.
Feb 22 William Barnes an English writer, poet, Church of England minister, and philologist. He wrote over 800 poems, some in Dorset dialect, and much other work, including a comprehensive English grammar quoting from more than 70 different languages

Died in February 1801

Feb 7 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
Feb 17 Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia a daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.
Feb 27 James Madison Sr. a prominent Virginia planter, who served as a colonel in the militia during the American Revolutionary War. He inherited Mount Pleasant, later known as Montpelier, a large tobacco plantation in Orange County, Virginia and, with the acquisition of more property, had 5,000 acres and became the largest landowner in the county. He was father to U.S. President James Madison, who inherited what he called Montpelier