What Happened in 1767

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Historical Events

  • Apr 8 Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders

Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 13 Mozart's opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus" premieres in Salzburg

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • May 14 British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
  • Jun 18 Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
  • Jun 29 British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America
  • Jul 3 Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
  • Jul 3 Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date).
  • Sep 28 Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope
  • Oct 18 Mason Dixon line, the boundary between Maryland & Pennsylvania agreed upon
  • Dec 16 Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premieres
  • Dec 28 King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)
  • Jan 8 Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)
  • Jan 24 Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)
  • Feb 4 Johann Franz Volkert, composer
  • Mar 13 Heinrich Domnich, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 15 Andrew Jackson, General and 7th US President (1829-37), born in Waxhaws in the border area between North and South Carolina (d. 1845)

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Mar 19 Leonhard von Call, composer
  • Mar 22 Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance
  • Mar 25 Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15)
  • Apr 25 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • Apr 27 Andreas Jakob Romberg, German violinist/composer (Song of the Clock)
  • Apr 30 Jean Henri Appelius, lawyer/minister of Finance
  • May 4 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music (d. 1847)
  • May 7 Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany (d. 1820)
  • May 12 Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (d. 1851)
  • May 24 Joseph Ignaz Schnabel, composer
  • May 25 Ferdinand Franzl, composer
  • May 25 Friedrich Johann Eck, composer
  • Jun 15 Rachel Donelson Jackson, wife of President Andrew Jackson (1828-37), (d. 1828)
  • Jun 22 Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 11 John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (D) (1825-1829), born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1848)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • Jul 31 Amelie Julia Candielle, composer
  • Aug 25 Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)
  • Aug 30 Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • Sep 5 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/translator/critic
  • Sep 8 Karl August von Lichtenstein, composer
  • Sep 17 Henri-Montan Berton, composer
  • Sep 20 Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer
  • Sep 26 Wenzel Muller, composer
  • Oct 6 Henri Christophe, king of Haiti (d. 1820)
  • Oct 21 Francesco Ruggi, composer
  • Oct 23 H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer
  • Oct 28 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1852)
  • Nov 11 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer/royal chaplain bandmaster
  • Nov 22 Andreas Hofer, Tirol nationalist
  • Dec 22 Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, rebellion leader (fought Napoleon's France)
  • Dec 29 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 22 US Defector General Benedict Arnold (26) weds the daughter of the sheriff of New Haven Margaret Mansfield

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • Oct 4 Prince Willem V marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Thomas Clap, 1st president of Yale University (b. 1703)
  • Jan 22 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist (b. 1719)
  • Mar 7 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • Mar 20 Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scholar, dies at 87
  • Apr 7 Franz Sparry, composer, dies at 51
  • May 18 Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, composer, dies at 28
  • Jun 25 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late-barok composer, dies at 86
  • Jul 15 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (b. 1746)
  • Aug 28 Johann Schobert, composer, dies
  • Sep 4 Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • Oct 18 Joseph Paul Ziegler, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 1 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (b. 1710)
  • Dec 9 Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies
  • Dec 22 John Newberry, English publisher, dies