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Events in History

  • Mar 6 Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
  • Apr 22 Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 17 Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue
  • Dec 23 Prussian Emperor Karel VI signs Treaty of Berlin

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium
  • Jan 6 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
  • Jan 9 Thomas Warton, critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), born in Basingstoke (d. 1790)
  • Feb 12 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
  • Feb 13 John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
  • Feb 21 Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great
  • Feb 29 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)
  • Mar 19 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter
  • Mar 20 Franciscus L Kersteman, Dutch lawyer/astrologist
  • Mar 22 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, born in Ústí nad Labem, Bohemia (d. 1779)
  • Apr 16 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist
  • Apr 19 Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright
  • Apr 23 Samuel Wallis, explorer (Wallis Island)
  • Jul 3 Robert Adam, architect/designer (Adelphi Terrace, London)
  • Aug 26 Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
  • Aug 29 Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
  • Oct 3 Charles G Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy/transvestite
  • Oct 7 Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 27 James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • Dec 2 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
  • Dec 8 Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
  • Dec 22 Charles Frederick, Baden, liberal ruler of Baden

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 13 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), dies at 65

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather
  • Mar 8 Gian M Crescimbeni, Italian literary/critic (Arcadia), dies at 64
  • Apr 3 James Anderson, Scottish lawyer (b. 1662)
  • Apr 25 John Woodward, geologist/physician, dies
  • Jul 26 John Friend, physician/politician, dies
  • Aug 12 Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61
  • Sep 23 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (b. 1655)
  • Nov 10 Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admirals (b. 1661)
  • Nov 21 Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies at about 57