What Happened in July 1762

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Louis-François Roubiliac's monument to George Frideric Handel is unveiled at Westminster Abbey in London

MurderMurder of Interest

Jul 17 Catherine II becomes tsarina of Russia upon the murder of Peter III

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Marco Santucci, composer
  • Jul 14 Joseph Lakanal, Serres Ariège, French Politician and Educator
  • Jul 20 Jakob Haibel, composer
  • Jul 21 Willem GF Bentinck, Dutch earl/politician/organist

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 Johann F Gronovius, physician/botany, dies at 76
  • Jul 13 James Bradley, 3rd English Astronomer Royal, dies at 69
  • Jul 14 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent/diplomat, dies at 77
  • Jul 16 Jacques Hotteterre, composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 17 Peter III, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34
  • Jul 20 Christoph Nichelsmann, German klavecinist/composer, dies
  • Jul 28 George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)