What Happened in 1749

Historical Events

  • Jan 3rd Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • Jan 21st The Verona Philharmonic Theatre was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1754.
  • Feb 28th 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published

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Apr 27th First performance of George Frideric Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.

  • May 2nd Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
  • May 11th British parliament accepts Consolidation Act, which reorganised the Royal Navy
  • May 19th George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
  • Jun 21st Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
  • Jun 21st Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
  • Jun 25th General fast because of drought in MA
  • Jun 29th New Governor Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).
  • Jul 20th Earl of Chesterfield says "Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
  • Jul 21st Pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland
  • Oct 26th Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
  • Nov 2nd English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 12th Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat
  • Jan 13th Friedrich Müller, painter and dramatist (d. 1825)
  • Jan 16th Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
  • Jan 19th Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
  • Jan 29th King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
  • Feb 22nd Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
  • Mar 9th Honore Mirabeau, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
  • Mar 10th Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
  • Mar 19th Princess Louisa Anne of Wales (d. 1768)
  • Mar 23rd Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer
  • Mar 23rd Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
  • Mar 24th Bernard Jumentier, composer
  • Mar 26th William Blount, American Statesman (d. 1800)
  • Apr 13th Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count/vice-admiral
  • Apr 21st Johann Michael Malzat, composer
  • May 5th Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer
  • May 15th Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • May 17th Edward Jenner, England, physician, discovered vaccination
  • Jun 15th George Joseph Vogler, composer
  • Jun 19th Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)
  • Jun 23rd Konrad Back, composer
  • Jun 26th Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, composer
  • Aug 5th Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Aug 26th Johann Ernst Rembt, composer

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Aug 28th Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt, social philosopher (Faust), (d. 1832)

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Aug 31st Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)
  • Sep 8th Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
  • Sep 8th Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792)

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Sep 19th Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
  • Oct 4th Jean-Louis Duport, composer
  • Nov 3rd Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)
  • Nov 23rd Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)
  • Dec 17th Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto)
  • Dec 23rd Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25th British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17th US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 17th Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7th Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 8th Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66
  • May 24th Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman
  • Jun 13th Jan F van Bloemen, [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • Jun 16th Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)
  • Jun 18th Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • Jul 3rd William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
  • Jul 12th Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
  • Aug 13th J E Schlegel, writer, dies
  • Sep 10th Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
  • Sep 14th Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (b. 1675)
  • Oct 4th Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711)
  • Oct 26th Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
  • Nov 27th Balthasar Schmid, composer, dies at 44
  • Nov 27th Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 5th Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
  • Dec 10th Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
  • Dec 19th Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 20th Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies