23rd February 1792
Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter, dies. 225 years.
23rd February 1817
George Frederic Watts, English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement, was born. 200 years.
24th February 1842
Arrigo Boito, Italian author, poet, and composer, was born. 175 years.
24th February 1922
British Pop Artist Richard Hamilton, was born. 95 years
26th February 1802
Victor Marie Hugo, French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, was born. 215 years.
27th February 1902
John Steinbeck, American author, Nobel Prize laureate, was born. 115 years.
29th February 1792
Gioachino Antonio Rossini, Italian composer who wrote The Barber of Seville, was born. 225 years.

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