February 1843 in history

February 1843 events chronologically

Feb 6 The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City)
Feb 11 Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata receives its first performance in Milan, Italy
Feb 25 Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1843

Feb 3 William Cornelius Van Horne Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, KCMG succeeded Lord Mount Stephen as President of Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888. He was a prominent member of the Whitney syndicate that created the Cuba Railroad Company, incorporated at Trenton, New Jersey, in 1900 with a capitalization of $8,000,000. He lived at the Van Horne Mansion in Montreal's Golden Square Mile
Feb 6 Frederic W. H. Myers a poet, classicist, philologist, and a founder of the Society for Psychical Research. Myers' work on psychical research and his ideas about a "subliminal self" have not been accepted by the scientific community
Feb 13 Georg von Rosen a Swedish painter, known for his treatment of subjects from Swedish history and Norse mythology. He taught at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts between 1880 and 1908
Feb 14 Louis Diémer a French pianist and composer. He was the founder of the Société des Instruments Anciens in the 1890s, and gave recitals on the harpsichord. His output as a composer was extensive, including a piano concerto and a quantity of salon pieces, all more or less forgotten these days
Feb 16 Henry M. Leland a machinist, inventor, engineer and automotive entrepreneur. He founded the two premier American luxury automotive marques, Cadillac and Lincoln
Feb 19 Adelina Patti a highly acclaimed 19th-century opera singer, earning huge fees at the height of her career in the music capitals of Europe and America. She first sang in public as a child in 1851 and gave her last performance before an audience in 1914. Along with her near contemporaries Jenny Lind and Thérèse Tietjens, Patti remains one of the most famous sopranos in history, owing to the purity and beauty of her lyrical voice and the unmatched quality of her bel canto technique
Feb 24 Teófilo Braga a Portuguese writer, playwright, politician and the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the abdication of King Manuel II, as well as the second elected President of the First Portuguese Republic, after the resignation of President Manuel de Arriaga.

Died in February 1843

Feb 4 Theodoros Kolokotronis a Greek general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. Kolokotronis's greatest success was the defeat of the Ottoman army under Mahmud Dramali Pasha at the Battle of Dervenakia in 1822. In 1825, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the Greek forces in the Peloponnese. Today, Kolokotronis ranks among the most revered of the protagonists of Greece's War of Independence
Feb 21 Friedrich von Sallet a German writer, most notable for his political and religion-critiquing poems.