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 This day in History - February 15
486 Historic Events for February 15
1748

Jeremy Bentham, London England philosopher/originator (Utilitarian)

Birth
1759

Friedrich A Wolfius, [Wolf], German philological (Prolegomena)

Birth
1759

Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89

Death
1760

Jean-Fran‡ois Le Sueur, composer

Birth
1761

Carlo Cecere, composer, dies at 54

Death
1763

Austria, Prussia and Saxony sign Peace of Hubertusburg

Event
1764

Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)

Birth
1764

St Louis founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue

Event
1766

Thomas Malthus, Rookery Surrey UK, economist/demographer

Birth
1768

1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia

Event
1768

Jozef B Cannaert, [Olim], Flemish lawyer

Birth
1774

W G Frederik, prince of Orange

Birth
1775

Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI

Event
1778

Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80

Death
1779

James Cook, explorer, murdered by natives in Hawaii

Death
1780

William Blackstone, jurist, dies

Death
1780

Carel Asser, Dutch jurist

Birth
1781

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Saxon playwright/critic, dies

Death
1781

G E Lessing, writer, dies at 52

Death
1783

Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer

Birth
1785

Claude Louis Marie Navier

Birth
1789

Friedrich Fesca, composer

Birth
1795

Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign)

Birth
1797

Battle of Cape St Vincent

Event
1797

Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker (Steinway)

Birth