February 1877 in history

February 1877 events chronologically

Feb 20 Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1877

Feb 4 Eddie Cochems an American football player and coach. He played football for the University of Wisconsin from 1898 to 1901 and was the head football coach at North Dakota State , Clemson , Saint Louis University , and Maine. During his three years at Louis, he was the first football coach to build an offense around the forward pass, which became a legal play in the 1906 college football season. Using the forward pass, Cochems' 1906 team compiled an undefeated 11–0 record, led the nation in scoring, and outscored opponents by a combined score of 407 to 11. He is considered by some to be the "father of the forward pass" in American football
Feb 7 G. H. Hardy an English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis.
Feb 12 Louis Renault (industrialist) a French industrialist, one of the founders of Renault and a pioneer of the automobile industry.
Feb 14 Edmund Landau a German mathematician who worked in the fields of number theory and complex analysis.
Feb 17 Isabelle Eberhardt a Swiss explorer and writer who lived and travelled extensively in North Africa. For her time she was a liberated individual who rejected conventional European morality in favour of her own path and that of Islam. She died in a flash-flood in the desert at the age of 27
Feb 25 Tom Crean (explorer) an Irish seaman and Antarctic explorer from County Kerry. He was a member of three of the four major British expeditions to Antarctica during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, including Robert Falcon Scott's 1911–13 Terra Nova Expedition, which saw the race to reach the South Pole lost to Roald Amundsen and ended in the deaths of Scott and his polar party. During this expedition Crean's 35 statute miles solo walk across the Ross Ice Shelf to save the life of Edward Evans led to him receiving the Albert Medal
Feb 27 Chaim Rumkowski a Polish Jew and businessman who was appointed as the German Nazi-nominated head of the Ältestenrat , or Jewish authorities in the Łódź Ghetto. He accrued power as he organized the ghetto as an industrial site, believing that productivity was the key to Jewish survival

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1877

Feb 8 Charles Wilkes an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affair during the American Civil War. Although credited with several "firsts", his behavior led to two convictions at court-martial
Feb 14 Nicolas Anne Théodule Changarnier born at Autun, Saône-et-Loire.
Feb 15 Rayko Zhinzifov a Bulgarian National Revival poet and translator from Veles in today's Republic of Macedonia, who spent most of his life in the Russian Empire.
Feb 17 Salomon Hermann Mosenthal a writer, dramatist, and poet of German-Jewish descent who spent much of his life in Austria. He was also known for his opera libretti
Feb 22 Eduard Gaertner a German painter who specialized in depictions of urban architecture.
Feb 25 Jung Bahadur Rana a ruler of Nepal and founder of the Rana dynasty of Nepal. His real name was Bir Narsingh Kunwar but he became famous by the name Jung Bahadur, given to him by Mathebar Thapa, his maternal uncle
Feb 25 Adolph von Steinwehr a German-Brunswick army officer who emigrated to the United States, became a geographer, cartographer, and author, and served as a Union general in the American Civil War.