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Events in History

  • Mar 15 Sister St Stanislas Hachard, 1st American nun, takes her vows, N Orleans
  • Jul 22 Diamonds found in Minas Geras, Brazil
  • Jul 25 North Carolina becomes a royal colony
  • Jul 30 City of Baltimore founded
  • Sep 16 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen
  • Oct 12 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Gelderland
  • Nov 9 Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
  • Nov 21 Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
  • Nov 28 Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]
  • Jan 5 Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
  • Jan 12 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]
  • Jan 12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist
  • Jan 22 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German critic/dramatist
  • Feb 23 Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
  • Mar 16 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian (Annales typographic)
  • Mar 28 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art seller (Atlas of Fouquet)
  • Apr 13 Thomas Percy, English literary/bishop of Dromore

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 2 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], German Empress of Russia (1762-96), born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1796)

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • May 13 Henry William (Baron) Stiegel, early American glassmaker
  • May 23 Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)
  • May 25 Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
  • Jul 5 Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian poet
  • Sep 6 Moses Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), born in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt (d. 1786)
  • Sep 25 Christian G. Heyne, German archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1812)
  • Sep 27 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist (d. 1800)
  • Oct 22 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (d. 1798)
  • Nov 12 Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)
  • Nov 17 Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
  • Nov 21 Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Nov 24 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Joseph de Montesquiou earl d'Artagnan, French lt-general, dies at 77
  • Jan 4 Meir Bacharach, Hebrew poet, dies
  • Jan 19 William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Jakob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (b. 1659)
  • Mar 2 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (b. 1662)
  • Mar 21 John Law, Scottish financier, dies at about 57
  • May 4 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (b. 1651)
  • May 17 Samuel Clarke, English philosopher and theologian, dies at 53
  • Jun 1 Matthaeus de Cock, governor general of Dutch Indies (1725-29), dies at about 65
  • Aug 15 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64
  • Sep 3 Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
  • Sep 7 William Burnet, British-born American statesman (b. 1688)
  • Oct 2 Arnold Boonen, portrait painter, dies at 60
  • Oct 9 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)
  • Dec 1 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, dies at 64
  • Dec 13 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking), dies at 53