February 1809 in history

February 1809 events chronologically

Feb 3 The Territory of Illinois is created by the 10th United States Congress
Feb 24 London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1809

Feb 2 George Engelmann a German-American botanist. He was instrumental in describing the flora of the west of North America, then very poorly known; he was particularly active in the Rocky Mountains and northern Mexico, one of his constant companions being another German-American, the botanical illustrator Paulus Roetter
Feb 3 Felix Mendelssohn a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.
Feb 6 Karl Bodmer a printmaker, etcher, lithographer, zinc engraver, draftsman, painter, illustrator and hunter. Known as Karl Bodmer in literature and paintings, as a Swiss and French citizen his name has been listed as Johann Karl Bodmer and Jean-Charles Bodmer respectively. After 1843, likely as a result of his son Charles-Henry Barbizon, he began to sign his works K Bodmer
Feb 12 Abraham Lincoln the 16th president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy
Feb 12 Charles Darwin an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding
Feb 15 Cyrus McCormick an Inventor and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which became part of International Harvester Company in 1902. From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he and many members of his family became prominent residents of Chicago
Feb 24 Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel a German Generalfeldmarschall noted for his victories in the Franco-Prussian War.

Died in February 1809

Feb 10 Jörgen Zoega a Danish archaeologist and numismatist; born at Daler near Tønder, near the west coast of northern Schleswig.
Feb 22 Count Ludwig von Cobenzl a diplomat and politician of the Habsburg Monarchy.
Feb 23 Dirk van der Aa best known for his allegorical work.