French History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 2,163

  • 1759-08-01 Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
  • 1759-08-18 -19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France
  • 1759-09-13 British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
  • 1759-09-18 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
  • 1759-11-20 -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French
  • 1760-01-22 Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
  • 1760-09-08 French army surrenders Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
  • 1760-11-29 French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Maj R Rogers
  • 1761-01-16 The British capture Pondicherry, India, from the French.

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1762-03-10 French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1762-04-05 British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
  • 1763-02-10 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • 1763-02-15 Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War
  • 1764-02-15 St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue
  • 1764-11-09 Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
  • 1764-11-26 France bans Jesuit enorde
  • 1766-03-05 Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French
  • 1771-02-16 Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
  • 1772-02-12 Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
  • 1774-05-10 Louis XVI ascends to throne of France
  • 1776-05-02 France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
  • 1776-05-12 Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns
  • 1776-09-06 Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French and Dutch ships sink; 600 die

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1776-10-26 Benjamin Franklin departs for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1776-12-23 Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France
  • 1777-12-17 France recognizes independence of British colonies in America
  • 1778-02-06 Britain declares war on France
  • 1778-02-06 France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris; 1st US treaty
  • 1778-02-14 "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
  • 1778-07-10 American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain
  • 1779-06-18 French fleet occupies St Vincent
  • 1779-07-04 French fleet occupies Grenada
  • 1779-09-03 Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest
  • 1780-11-05 French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
  • 1781-04-29 French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence
  • 1781-04-29 French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope
  • 1781-08-30 French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in American Revolutionary War
  • 1781-09-05 Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, trap Cornwallis
  • 1781-09-28 9,000 American and 7,000 French troops begin siege of Yorktown
  • 1781-10-06 Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War
  • 1782-02-04 British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet
  • 1782-02-13 French fleet occupies St Christopher
  • 1782-04-12 Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French
  • 1782-07-06 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
  • 1783-07-15 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France
  • 1785-06-15 2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident
  • 1785-08-15 French cardinal De Rohan arrested
  • 1786-09-26 Britain & France sign trade agreement
  • 1786-12-29 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
  • 1787-07-06 French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
  • 1788-01-28 Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
  • 1788-06-07 Masses stone French army at Grenoble
  • 1788-06-21 Vizille France population demands local parliament
  • 1788-08-08 King Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together
  • 1788-08-27 Jacques Neeker named as French minister of Finance
  • 1789-05-05 French Estates-General meets for the first time since 1614 at Versailles, summoned King Louis XVI
  • 1789-06-17 3rd Estate in France declared itself a national assembly
  • 1789-07-14 Bastille Day - the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison
  • 1789-08-04 French National Meeting ending feudal system
  • 1789-08-27 French National Assembly issues "Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen"
  • 1789-10-05 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris
  • 1789-10-06 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • 1789-11-05 French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law
  • 1790-03-04 France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.
  • 1791-03-10 Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy
  • 1791-06-20 King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution
  • 1791-06-21 Fleeing French King Louis XVI & family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne
  • 1791-07-14 The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
  • 1791-07-17 Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.
  • 1791-09-03 French Constitution passed by French National Assembly
  • 1791-09-13 France's King Louis XVI accepts constitution
  • 1791-10-01 1st session of new French legislative assembly

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1791-11-21 Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to General and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1792-02-07 Austria & Prussia sign anti-French covenant
  • 1792-04-14 France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
  • 1792-04-20 France declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia
  • 1792-04-25 Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
  • 1792-06-13 King Louis XVI dissmisses French government
  • 1792-07-08 France declares war on Prussia
  • 1792-07-11 Prussia army moves into French territory
  • 1792-07-25 The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed.
  • 1792-07-30 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time

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1792-08-13 Revolutionaries imprison French royals, including Marie Antoinette

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1792-09-02 September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
  • 1792-09-20 French defeat Prussians at Valmy
  • 1792-09-21 Collot D'Herbois, first man to propose to abolish the monarchy in France at National Convention
  • 1792-09-22 French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French king of his powers
  • 1792-09-26 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
  • 1792-11-06 Battle of Jemappes: French army beats Holy Roman Empire
  • 1792-12-11 France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state
  • 1792-12-26 Trial of French King Louis XVI, court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze
  • 1793-01-16 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
  • 1793-01-21 Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason.
  • 1793-02-01 France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands
  • 1793-02-24 French troops conquer Breda
  • 1793-03-04 French troops conquer Geertruidenberg, Netherlands
  • 1793-03-05 French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured.
  • 1793-03-18 2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
  • 1793-03-26 Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France
  • 1793-05-19 Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,721

  • 1758-04-04 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, born in Cluny, Saône-et-Loire (d. 1823)
  • 1758-05-06 Maximilien Robespierre, Arras Fr, French revolutionary/avocat (1781)
  • 1758-08-14 Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer
  • 1759-01-05 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
  • 1759-05-06 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician
  • 1759-10-04 Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (d. 1803)
  • 1759-10-26 Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice
  • 1760-03-01 François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (d. 1794)
  • 1760-03-02 Camille Desmoulins, France, journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
  • 1760-03-27 MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers
  • 1760-07-08 Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826)
  • 1760-11-23 Gracchus Babeuf, French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)
  • 1761-02-16 Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
  • 1761-03-06 Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General and diplomat (d. 1828)
  • 1761-10-21 Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer/brigadier general

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1761-12-01 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, born in Strasbourg (d. 1850)

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • 1761-12-22 Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress
  • 1761-12-24 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
  • 1762-04-29 Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (d. 1833)
  • 1762-07-14 Joseph Lakanal, Serres Ariège, French Politician and Educator
  • 1762-09-16 Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator
  • 1762-10-30 André Chénier, French writer (d. 1794)
  • 1762-11-20 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (d. 1833)
  • 1762-11-29 Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist (d. 1833)
  • 1763-01-03 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
  • 1763-01-08 Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
  • 1763-01-26 Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)
  • 1763-02-14 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
  • 1763-03-13 Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (d. 1815)
  • 1763-05-07 Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general/marshal of France (d. 1813)
  • 1763-05-21 Joseph Fouché, French statesman (d. 1820)
  • 1763-06-21 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher
  • 1763-06-23 Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I and first Empress of France (1804-14) at Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique (d. 1814)
  • 1763-12-25 Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)
  • 1763-12-31 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)
  • 1764-02-04 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy
  • 1764-02-11 Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (Cajus Graechus)
  • 1764-02-13 Talleyrand, France/Napoleon's foreign minster
  • 1764-04-13 Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (d. 1830)
  • 1764-05-03 Elisabeth PMH, princess of France/son of king Louis XVI
  • 1764-08-13 Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)
  • 1764-08-22 Charles Percier, French architect (d. 1838)
  • 1764-12-07 Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (d. 1841)
  • 1765-03-07 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)
  • 1765-04-28 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1834)
  • 1765-11-04 Pierre Girard, French mathematician (d. 1836)
  • 1765-11-17 Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • 1766-03-04 Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
  • 1766-04-22 Madame de Staël, French author (d. 1817)
  • 1766-07-08 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)
  • 1766-09-25 Armand-Emmanuel, duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)
  • 1766-10-23 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • 1766-11-16 Rodolphe Kreitzer, France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1767-03-25 Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15)
  • 1767-04-25 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • 1767-08-25 Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)
  • 1767-10-23 H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer
  • 1767-12-22 Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, rebellion leader (fought Napoleon's France)
  • 1768-02-13 Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
  • 1768-05-02 Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist
  • 1768-08-17 Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French general (d. 1800)
  • 1768-08-27 Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Maastricht)
  • 1768-09-04 Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)
  • 1768-10-13 Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (d. 1839)
  • 1769-01-05 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
  • 1769-01-10 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo)
  • 1769-03-23 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • 1769-03-29 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (d. 1851)
  • 1769-05-10 Jean Lannes, duc de Montebello, Marshal of France

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1769-08-15 Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and Emperor of the French (1804-14, 1815), born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France (d. 1821)

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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1769-08-23 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, born in Montbéliard, France (d. 1832)

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • 1770-02-05 Alexandre Brongniart, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary), born in Paris, France
  • 1770-03-02 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
  • 1770-05-10 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)
  • 1770-11-05 Etienne P de Senancour, French author (Obermann)
  • 1770-12-26 Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)
  • 1771-02-28 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
  • 1771-06-03 Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide
  • 1771-06-19 Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
  • 1771-06-24 E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
  • 1771-10-01 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer
  • 1771-10-23 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
  • 1772-01-04 Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter
  • 1772-04-07 F M Charles Fourier, French socialist
  • 1772-04-15 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
  • 1772-08-30 Henri D Count de Larochejacquelin, French royalist leader
  • 1773-03-28 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (d. 1844)
  • 1773-04-09 Étienne Aignan, French writer (d. 1824
  • 1773-08-22 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer (d. 1858)
  • 1773-10-06 King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
  • 1774-01-01 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)
  • 1774-04-21 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)
  • 1774-06-24 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838)
  • 1774-07-20 Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)
  • 1775-01-20 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)
  • 1775-07-23 Francois-Eugene Vidocq, French criminal and police detective
  • 1775-07-23 Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
  • 1775-08-06 Louis-Antoine the Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme/General of France

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1776-04-01 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, born in Paris, France (d. 1831)

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain
  • 1777-01-03 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 2,192

  • 1743-01-29 Andre Hercule Fleury, French cardinal (1726-43), dies
  • 1743-04-29 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)
  • 1743-09-14 Nicolas Lancret, French painter (b. 1690)
  • 1743-12-27 Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (b. 1659)
  • 1744-02-29 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French philosopher (b. 1683)
  • 1744-03-03 Jean Barbeyrac, French jurist
  • 1744-12-08 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1717)
  • 1745-05-22 François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671)
  • 1745-12-08 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)
  • 1746-02-20 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
  • 1746-03-20 Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (b. 1656)
  • 1746-07-09 Philip V, French King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46), dies at 62
  • 1747-03-23 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (b. 1675)
  • 1747-05-28 Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715)
  • 1747-08-08 Madeleine de Verchères, New France heroine (b. 1678)
  • 1747-11-17 Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
  • 1749-07-12 Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
  • 1749-09-10 Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
  • 1749-10-26 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
  • 1749-12-05 Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
  • 1750-06-15 Marguerite De Launay, Baronne Staal, French writer (b. 1684)
  • 1751-02-09 Henri F D'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717..50), dies at 82
  • 1752-06-14 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, dies at 57
  • 1752-06-14 Daniel Marot, French/Neth, architect/engraver, dies at about 88
  • 1753-07-17 Andre-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies
  • 1754-05-14 Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (b. 1692)
  • 1754-07-04 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author (b. 1680)
  • 1754-11-27 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 1755-02-10 Montesquieu, French writer (b. 1689)
  • 1755-03-02 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (b. 1675)
  • 1755-07-09 Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
  • 1757-01-09 Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (b. 1657)
  • 1757-01-09 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (b. 1688)
  • 1757-10-17 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (b. 1683)
  • 1758-04-22 Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist (b. 1686)
  • 1758-04-30 François d'Agincourt, French composer (b. 1684)
  • 1758-08-15 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60
  • 1759-01-01 Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Chétardie, French adventurer (b. 1705)
  • 1759-05-12 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700)
  • 1759-09-14 Louis Joseph Montcalm, French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47
  • 1760-04-10 Jean Lebeuf, French historian (b. 1687)
  • 1760-06-15 Antoine Court, French reformed theologist, dies at 69
  • 1760-09-11 Louis Godin, French astronomer (b. 1704)
  • 1761-02-01 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (b. 1682)
  • 1761-09-08 Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French engineer (b. 1698)
  • 1762-01-11 Louis-François Roubiliac, French sculptor (b. 1695)
  • 1762-03-21 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (b. 1713)
  • 1762-06-17 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (b. 1674)
  • 1763-01-29 Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)
  • 1763-02-12 Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (b. 1688)
  • 1763-10-22 French van Mieris "the Young", painter/historian, dies at 73
  • 1764-04-15 Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1721) of tuberculosis aged 42
  • 1764-09-12 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer (Castor en Pollux), dies at 80
  • 1764-10-23 Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (b. 1683)
  • 1765-05-17 Alexis Claude Clairault, French mathematician (b. 1713)
  • 1765-07-15 Charles-André van Loo, French painter (b. 1705)
  • 1766-05-05 Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
  • 1766-06-24 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (b. 1678)
  • 1767-03-07 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • 1767-03-20 Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scholar, dies at 87
  • 1768-01-10 Charles Cressent, French court furniture maker, dies at 82
  • 1768-03-18 Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
  • 1768-09-02 Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703)
  • 1768-10-28 Michel Blavet, French court flautist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1768-12-08 Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1702)
  • 1769-01-24 François de Chevert, French general (b. 1695)
  • 1770-04-25 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700)
  • 1770-05-30 François Boucher, French painter (b. 1703)
  • 1770-11-24 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • 1771-01-11 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
  • 1771-02-20 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)
  • 1771-03-08 Louis August le Clerc, French-born sculptor (b. 1688)
  • 1771-12-26 Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (b. 1715)
  • 1771-12-27 Henri Pitot, French engineer (b. 1695)
  • 1772-03-02 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer, dies at 73
  • 1772-03-21 Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, French cartographer (b. 1703)
  • 1772-03-26 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (b. 1704)
  • 1772-06-12 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)
  • 1772-06-15 Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist/composer (La Rose), dies at 77
  • 1773-01-21 Alexis Piron, French writer (b. 1689)
  • 1773-03-13 Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist and explorer (b. 1727)
  • 1773-10-26 Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)
  • 1774-02-04 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • 1774-05-10 Louis XV, king of France (1715-74), dies at 64
  • 1774-08-11 Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722)
  • 1774-10-23 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist (b. 1715)
  • 1774-12-16 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80
  • 1776-03-10 Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
  • 1776-05-04 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (b. 1717)
  • 1776-08-02 Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (b. 1717)
  • 1776-10-17 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681)
  • 1777-06-16 Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)
  • 1777-07-13 Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
  • 1778-01-04 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57
  • 1778-02-18 Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)
  • 1778-03-13 Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)

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1778-05-30 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), dies at 83

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  • 1778-07-03 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French writer/composer (Pygmalion), dies
  • 1778-08-04 Pierre de Rigaud, French colonial governor in North America (b. 1698)
  • 1778-08-05 Charles Clémencet, French historian (b. 1703)