February 1832 in history

February 1832 events chronologically

Feb 12 Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1832

Feb 6 John Brown Gordon one of Robert Lee's most trusted Confederate generals during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a strong opponent of Reconstruction and is thought by some to have been the titular leader of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia during the late 1860s. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from 1873 to 1880, and again from 1891 to 1897. He also served as the 53rd Governor of Georgia from 1886 to 1890
Feb 10 Franz König (surgeon) a German surgeon. He was born in Rotenburg an der Fulda and died in Grunewald near Berlin
Feb 12 Kolos Ferenc Vaszary a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and a longtime archbishop of the prestigious see of Esztergom in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Feb 12 Gustave Satter an Austrian-Slovenian composer and pianist.
Feb 14 William Stimpson a noted American scientist. He was interested particularly in marine biology. Stimpson became an important early contributor to the work of the Smithsonian Institution and later, director of the Chicago Academy of Sciences
Feb 15 Nicolás Ruiz Espadero a Cuban pianist, composer, piano teacher and editor of the posthumous works of American composer-pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk.
Feb 18 Octave Chanute born in France but considered himself an American. He was a railway engineer and aviation pioneer. He provided many budding enthusiasts, including the Wright brothers with help and advice, and helped to publicize their flying experiments. At his death he was hailed as the father of aviation and the heavier-than-air flying machine

Died in February 1832

Feb 1 Archibald Murphey a North Carolina politician known as the "Father of Education" in his state for his proposals that benefited public works and public education.
Feb 3 George Crabbe an English poet, surgeon, and clergyman. He is best known for his early use of the realistic narrative form and his descriptions of middle and working-class life and people
Feb 4 François-Xavier-Marc-Antoine de Montesquiou-Fézensac a French clergyman and politician.