What Happened in September 1739

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal
  • Sep 9 Slave revolt in Stono SC led by Jemmy (25 whites killed)
  • Sep 18 Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
  • Sep 23 Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, born in Monampteuil, France (d. 1793)
  • Sep 13 Giuseppe Sigismondo, composer
  • Sep 17 John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 George Lillo, English dramatist (Fatal Curiosity), dies at 46
  • Sep 8 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (b. 1668)
  • Sep 12 Reinhard Keiser, Germ conductor/composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65