What Happened in July 1782

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Historical Events

  • Jul 1 American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 4 William Petty becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain following the death of Charles Watson-Wentworth

British Prime Minister William Petty
British Prime Minister
William Petty
  • Jul 6 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jul 16 Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail" premieres in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Luis [Philippus] Brion, Curacao commander of Colombian fleet
  • Jul 6 Maria Louisa of Spain, queen of Etruria (d. 1824)
  • Jul 19 Jonathan Blewitt, composer
  • Jul 26 John Field, pianist/composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Charles Watson-Wentworth 2nd marquis of Rockingham, dies at 52
  • Jul 15 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • Jul 15 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist, dies at 33
  • Jul 16 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden/wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
  • Jul 21 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer, dies at 63