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Events in History

  • Feb 20 French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • Apr 4 Anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor
  • Jul 18 Battle at Banja Luka: Turkish army beats Austrians
  • Jul 31 Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
  • Aug 18 First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris
  • Sep 17 Georg-August University opens in Göttingen
  • Sep 20 Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony
  • Oct 7 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 near Bengal, India
  • Oct 11 Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta, India
  • Nov 4 The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, inaugurated.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 19 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 23 John Hancock, American merchant and statesman who was 1st to sign the Declaration of Independence, born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1793)

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock

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Jan 29 Thomas Paine, English-American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason), born in Thetford, England (d. 1809)

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • Mar 20 Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (d. 1809)
  • Apr 19 Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation propagandist

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May 2 William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1782-83), born in Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland (d. 1805)

British Prime Minister William Petty
British Prime Minister
William Petty

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May 8 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), born in Putney, England (d. 1794)

Historian Edward Gibbon
Historian
Edward Gibbon
  • May 14 George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, British statesman (d. 1806)
  • Jun 20 Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese military (d. 1786)
  • Jul 15 Princess Louise-Marie of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1787)
  • Jul 31 Princess Augusta Frederica of Great Britain, born in London, England (d. 1813)
  • Aug 10 Anton Losenko, Russian painter (d. 1773)
  • Aug 11 Joseph Nollekins, sculptor, born in London, England
  • Aug 14 Charles Hutton, mathematician
  • Sep 7 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist/physicist
  • Sep 19 Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, born in , Annapolis, Province of Maryland, British America (d. 1832)
  • Oct 31 James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)
  • Dec 26 Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (d. 1815)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 17 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (b. 1662)
  • Jan 29 George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
  • Feb 3 Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)
  • Feb 14 Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
  • Feb 20 Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies
  • Mar 7 Guido Starhemberg, Austrian earl/fieldmarshal, dies at 79
  • Mar 16 Benjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard University (b. 1670)
  • May 3 Abraham Patras, gov-gen of East-Indies (1735-37), dies at 65
  • May 4 Eustace Budgell, English writer (b. 1686)
  • May 10 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan (b. 1702)
  • May 12 Cornelis van Alkemade, historian, dies at 83
  • Jul 9 de' Medici, last Medici-grand duke of Toscane, dies
  • Sep 27 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (b. 1680)
  • Nov 5 Johan W van Ripperda, Dutch diplomat/baron/duke, dies at 55
  • Nov 20 Caroline of Ansbach, queen of Great-Britain, dies
  • Dec 11 John Strype, English historian (b. 1643)
  • Dec 18 Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93
  • Dec 19 James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667)
  • Dec 27 William Bowyer, English printer (b. 1663)
  • Dec 29 Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659)