What Happened in 1767

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Historical Events

  • Apr 8th Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 22nd 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 4th Prince Willem V marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina

Famous Deaths

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