February 1848 in history

February 1848 events chronologically

Feb 2 California Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco
Feb 2 Mexican–American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed
Feb 21 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto
Feb 22 The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins
Feb 24 King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne
Feb 25 Provisional government in revolutionary France, by Louis Blanc's motion, guarantees workers' rights

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1848

Feb 5 Joris-Karl Huysmans a French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl Huysmans. He is most famous for the novel À rebours. He supported himself by a 30-year career in the French civil service
Feb 5 Belle Starr a notorious American outlaw.
Feb 16 Octave Mirbeau a French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success among the public, while still appealing to the literary and artistic avant-garde. His work has been translated into thirty languages
Feb 16 Hugo de Vries a Dutch botanist and one of the first geneticists. He is known chiefly for suggesting the concept of genes, rediscovering the laws of heredity in the 1890s while unaware of Gregor Mendel's work, for introducing the term "mutation", and for developing a mutation theory of evolution
Feb 18 Louis Comfort Tiffany best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. Tiffany was affiliated with a prestigious collaborative of designers known as the Associated Artists, which included Lockwood de Forest, Candace Wheeler, and Samuel Colman. Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, enamels and metalwork
Feb 25 William II of Württemberg the fourth King of Württemberg, from 6 October 1891 until the abolition of the kingdom on 30 November 1918. He was the son of Prince Frederick of Württemberg and his wife Princess Catherine Frederica of Württemberg , daughter of King William I of Württemberg ; his parents were first cousins
Feb 27 Hubert Parry an English composer, teacher and historian of music.

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1848

Feb 7 Christen Købke born in Copenhagen to Peter Berendt Købke, a baker, and his wife Cecilie Margrete. He was one of 11 children. Købke is one of the best known artists belonging to the Golden Age of Danish Painting
Feb 11 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 15 Hermann von Boyen a Prussian army officer who helped to reform the Prussian Army in the early 19th century. He also served as minister of war of Prussia in the period 1810-1813 and later again from 1 March 1841 – 6 October 1847
Feb 17 George W. Campbell an American statesman who served as a U.S. Representative, Senator, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Ambassador to Russia and the 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury from February to October 1814
Feb 18 Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini a German botanist, Professor of Botany at the University of Munich. He worked extensively with Philipp Franz von Siebold, assisting in describing his collections from Japan, but also described plants discovered in other areas, including Mexico. Siebold wrote his Flora Japonica in collaboration with Zuccarini. It first appeared in 1835, but the work was not completed until after his death, finished in 1870 by A. Miquel , director of the Rijksherbarium in Leiden
Feb 23 John Quincy Adams an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties
Feb 29 Louis-François Lejeune a French general, painter, and lithographer. His memoirs have frequently been republished and his name is engraved on the Arc de Triomphe