French History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 2,184

  • 1759-09-13 British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
  • 1759-09-18 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
  • 1759-11-20 -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French
  • 1760-01-22 Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
  • 1760-09-08 French army surrenders Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
  • 1760-11-29 French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Maj R Rogers
  • 1761-01-16 The British capture Pondicherry, India, from the French.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1762-03-10 French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspires Voltaire to begin campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
  • 1762-04-05 British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
  • 1763-02-10 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • 1763-02-15 Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War
  • 1764-02-15 St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclède
  • 1764-11-09 Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
  • 1764-11-26 France bans Jesuit enorde
  • 1766-03-05 Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Territory from the French
  • 1771-02-16 Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy

  • 1772-02-12 Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1774-05-10 Louis XVI ascends to throne of France

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • 1776-05-02 France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
  • 1776-05-12 Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns
  • 1776-09-06 Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French and Dutch ships sink; 600 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1776-10-26 Benjamin Franklin departs for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1776-12-23 Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France
  • 1777-12-17 France recognizes independence of British colonies in America
  • 1778-02-06 Britain declares war on France
  • 1778-02-06 France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris, 1st US treaty
  • 1778-02-14 "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
  • 1778-07-10 American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain
  • 1779-06-18 French fleet occupies St Vincent
  • 1779-07-04 French fleet occupies Grenada
  • 1779-09-03 Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest
  • 1780-11-05 French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle
  • 1781-04-29 French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence
  • 1781-04-29 French fleet stops the Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope
  • 1781-09-05 American Revolutionary War: French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British forces under Admiral Graves at the Battle of the Chesapeake [Battle of the Virginia Capes] and trap Cornwallis
  • 1781-09-28 9,000 American and 7,000 French troops begin siege of Yorktown

BattleBattle of Interest

1781-10-06 Americans under George Washington and the French under Comte de Rochambeau begin the siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
Military Leader Comte de Rochambeau
Military Leader
Comte de Rochambeau
  • 1782-02-04 British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet
  • 1782-02-13 French fleet occupies St Christopher

Victory in BattleBattle of the Saintes

1782-04-12 Battle at Les Saintes: British fleet under Admiral George Rodney defeats the French fleet under Comte de Grasse off Dominica in the West Indies. Prevents a planned French and Spanish invasion of Jamaica.
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  • 1782-07-06 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)

  • 1783-07-15 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France
  • 1785-06-15 2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident
  • 1785-08-15 French cardinal De Rohan arrested
  • 1786-09-26 Britain & France sign trade agreement
  • 1786-12-29 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
  • 1787-07-06 French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
  • 1788-01-28 Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of Queen of France
  • 1788-06-07 French peasants stone the Army in Grenbole, an event known as the Day of the Tiles
  • 1788-06-21 The population of Vizille, France, demands local parliament
  • 1788-08-08 King Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together
  • 1788-08-27 Jacques Neeker named as French minister of Finance
  • 1789-05-05 French Estates-General meets for the first time since 1614 at Versailles, summoned King Louis XVI
  • 1789-06-17 French Revolution: During the meeting of the Estates-General, the Third Estate proclaims itself the 'National Assembly'

FranceBastille Day

1789-07-14 Bastille Day - the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison
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  • 1789-08-04 French Revolution: The National Constituent Assembly meets and issues the first decrees that abolish centuries of feudalism in France
  • 1789-08-27 French National Assembly issues "Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen"

FranceWomen's March on Versailles

1789-10-05 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris
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  • 1789-10-06 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • 1789-11-05 French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law
  • 1790-03-04 France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.
  • 1791-03-10 Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy
  • 1791-06-20 King Louis XVI and the French royal family are caught during an attempt to flee Paris during the French Revolution, severely undermining their credibility
  • 1791-06-21 Fleeing French King Louis XVI and family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne
  • 1791-07-14 The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England
  • 1791-07-17 Members of the French National Guard under command of General Lafayette open fire on crowd of radical Jacobins at Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing up to 50 people
  • 1791-09-03 French Revolution: The new French Constitution, declaring France a constitutional monarchy, is passed by the National Assembly
  • 1791-09-13 France's King Louis XVI accepts constitution
  • 1791-10-01 1st session of new French legislative assembly

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1791-11-21 Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to 1st Lieutenant and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1792-02-07 Austria & Prussia sign anti-French covenant
  • 1792-04-14 France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
  • 1792-04-20 Amidst the French Revolution, France declares war on Austria and Prussia, beginning the French Revolutionary Wars
  • 1792-04-25 Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
  • 1792-06-13 King Louis XVI dissmisses French government
  • 1792-07-08 France declares war on Prussia
  • 1792-07-11 Prussia army moves into French territory
  • 1792-07-25 The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed
  • 1792-07-30 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1792-08-13 Revolutionaries imprison French royals, including Marie Antoinette

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1792-09-02 September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
  • 1792-09-20 French defeat Prussians at Valmy
  • 1792-09-21 French Revolution: The National Convention passes a proclamation announcing the formal abolition of the French monarchy
  • 1792-09-22 French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French king of his powers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1792-09-26 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France

Revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre
  • 1792-11-06 Battle of Jemappes: French army beats Holy Roman Empire
  • 1792-12-11 France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state
  • 1792-12-26 Trial of French King Louis XVI, court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze
  • 1793-01-16 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
  • 1793-01-21 Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason
  • 1793-02-01 France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands
  • 1793-02-24 French troops conquer Breda
  • 1793-03-04 French troops conquer Geertruidenberg, Netherlands
  • 1793-03-05 French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured
  • 1793-03-18 Second Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
  • 1793-03-26 Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France
  • 1793-05-19 Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)
  • 1793-05-30 Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public
  • 1793-06-24 1st republican constitution in France adopted
  • 1793-07-24 France passes 1st copyright law

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,763

  • 1753-05-31 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader
  • 1753-09-02 Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)

Person of interestTalleyrand

1754-02-13 Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French statesman, born in Paris (d. 1838)

Politician and Diplomat Talleyrand
Politician and Diplomat
  • 1754-02-17 Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
  • 1754-07-20 Antoine Destutt de Tracy, French Enlightenment philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1836)

Person of interestPierre Charles L'Enfant

1754-08-02 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., born in Paris, France (d. 1825)

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
  • 1754-08-18 François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (d. 1833)

Person of interestLouis XVI

1754-08-23 Louis XVI, King of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined, born in Versailles, Yvelines, France (d. 1793)

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • 1754-12-09 Etienne Ozi, French composer and bassoonist, born in Nimes (d. 1813)
  • 1755-03-12 Georges Couthon, French politician
  • 1755-04-01 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
  • 1755-04-16 Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1842)
  • 1755-04-27 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (Parseval's theorem), born in Rosières-aux-Salines, France (d. 1836)
  • 1755-06-15 Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (d. 1809)
  • 1755-06-30 Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (d. 1829)
  • 1755-07-22 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)

Person of interestMarie Antoinette

1755-11-02 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who allegedly uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1793)

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette

Person of interestLouis XVIII

1755-11-17 Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary King of France (1814-24), born in Versailles, France (d. 1824)

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
  • 1756-04-13 Louis H J Condé, French prince
  • 1756-06-17 Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public
  • 1757-06-05 Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist, born in Cosnac, Corrèze, France (d. 1808)

Person of interestMarquis de Lafayette

1757-09-06 Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot and French revolutionary, born in Chavaniac, France (d. 1834)

French General and Aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette
French General and Aristocrat
Marquis de Lafayette
  • 1757-10-09 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1836)
  • 1757-10-21 Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (d. 1816)
  • 1758-02-04 Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
  • 1758-03-09 Franz Joseph Gall, German-French physician (phrenology), born in Tiefenbronn, Germany (d. 1828)
  • 1758-04-04 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, born in Cluny, Saône-et-Loire (d. 1823)

Person of interestMaximilien Robespierre

1758-05-06 Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary (President of the National Convention, Member of Committee of Public Safety), born in Arras, France (d. 1794)

Revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre
  • 1758-08-14 Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer
  • 1759-01-05 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
  • 1759-05-06 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician
  • 1759-10-04 Louis François Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (Du calcul des derivations), born in Mutzig, France (d. 1803)

Person of interestGeorges Danton

1759-10-26 Georges Danton, French politician and revolutionary (1st president of the Committee of Public Safety during the French Revolution), born in Arcis-sur-Aube, France (d. 1794)

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton
  • 1760-03-01 François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (d. 1794)
  • 1760-03-02 Camille Desmoulins, French journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
  • 1760-03-27 Marie-Jean Auguste Vestris, French ballet dancer, born in Paris (d. 1842)
  • 1760-07-08 Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826)
  • 1760-11-23 Gracchus Babeuf, French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)
  • 1761-02-16 Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
  • 1761-03-06 Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General and diplomat (d. 1828)
  • 1761-10-21 Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer/brigadier general

Person of interestMadame Tussaud

1761-12-01 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, born in Strasbourg (d. 1850)

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • 1761-12-24 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
  • 1762-04-29 Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (d. 1833)
  • 1762-07-14 Joseph Lakanal, Serres Ariège, French Politician and Educator
  • 1762-09-16 Charles de Merode, Earl of Merode, Mayor of Brussels and French senator, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1830)
  • 1762-10-30 André Chénier, French poet killed during French Revolution, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1794)
  • 1762-11-20 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (d. 1833)
  • 1762-11-29 Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist (d. 1833)
  • 1763-01-03 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
  • 1763-01-08 Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
  • 1763-01-26 Charles XIV [Jean Bernadotte], King of Sweden & Norway (1818-44), Marshall of France, born in Pau, France (d. 1844)
  • 1763-02-14 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general, born in Morlaix, Brittany, France (d. 1813)
  • 1763-03-13 Guillaume Brune, French marshal, born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (d. 1815)
  • 1763-05-07 Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general and marshal of France, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1813)
  • 1763-05-21 Joseph Fouché, French statesman (d. 1820)
  • 1763-06-21 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and philosopher, born in Sompuis, France (d. 1845)
  • 1763-06-23 Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I and first Empress of France (1804-14), born in Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique (d. 1814)
  • 1763-12-25 Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)
  • 1763-12-31 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)
  • 1764-02-04 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy
  • 1764-02-11 Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (Caïus Gracchus), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1811)
  • 1764-04-13 Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (d. 1830)
  • 1764-05-03 Élisabeth of France, princess of France, youngest sister of king Louis XVI, born in Versailles, France (d. 1794)
  • 1764-08-13 Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general, born in Paris (d. 1816)
  • 1764-08-22 Charles Percier, French architect, born in Paris (d. 1838)
  • 1764-12-07 Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French marshal, born in Lamarche, France (d. 1841)
  • 1765-03-07 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)
  • 1765-04-28 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician, born in Paris (b. 1834)
  • 1765-11-04 Pierre Girard, French mathematician (d. 1836)
  • 1765-11-17 Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • 1766-03-04 Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
  • 1766-04-22 Madame de Staël, French author (d. 1817)
  • 1766-07-08 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)
  • 1766-09-25 Armand-Emmanuel, Duc de Richelieu, Prime Minister of France (1815-18, 1820-21), born in Paris (d. 1822)
  • 1766-10-23 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • 1766-11-16 Rodolphe Kreitzer, French composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1767-03-25 Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15)
  • 1767-04-25 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal, born in Bar-le-Duc, France (d. 1847)
  • 1767-08-25 Antoine Louis Léon de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer, born in Decize, France (d. 1794)
  • 1767-10-23 H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer
  • 1767-12-22 Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean innkeeper, drover, and leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against the revolutionary Napoleonic invasion during the War of the Fifth Coalition, born in St. Leonhard in Passeier, Italy (d. 1810)
  • 1768-02-13 Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
  • 1768-05-02 Jean-Louis-Marc Alibert, French dermatologist, born in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, France (d. 1837)
  • 1768-08-17 Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French general (d. 1800)
  • 1768-08-27 Anne François Mellinet, French-Belgian general (Maastricht), born in Corbeil-Essonnes, France (d. 1852)
  • 1768-09-04 Francois René de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala), born in Saint-Malo, France (d. 1848)
  • 1768-10-13 Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer, born in Honfleur, Calvados, France (d. 1839)
  • 1769-01-05 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
  • 1769-01-10 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo)
  • 1769-03-23 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • 1769-03-29 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal, 10th Prime Minister of France, born in Saint-Amans-la-Bastide, France (d. 1851)
  • 1769-05-10 Jean Lannes, duc de Montebello, Marshal of France

Person of interestNapoléon Bonaparte

1769-08-15 Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and Emperor of the French (1804-14, 1815), born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France (d. 1821)

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Person of interestGeorges Cuvier

1769-08-23 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, born in Montbéliard, France (d. 1832)

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • 1770-02-05 Alexandre Brongniart, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary), born in Paris, France
  • 1770-03-02 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
  • 1770-05-10 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)
  • 1770-11-05 Etienne P de Senancour, French author (Obermann)
  • 1770-12-26 Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 2,224

  • 1742-05-14 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64
  • 1742-09-28 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
  • 1743-01-29 Andre Hercule Fleury, French cardinal (1726-43), dies
  • 1743-03-09 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, dies at 77
  • 1743-04-29 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)
  • 1743-09-14 Nicolas Lancret, French painter (b. 1690)
  • 1743-12-27 Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter, dies at 84
  • 1744-02-29 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British natural philosopher and freemason, dies at 60
  • 1744-03-03 Jean Barbeyrac, French jurist
  • 1744-06-14 Andre Campra, French composer, dies at 83
  • 1744-12-08 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle, duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France, dies at 28
  • 1745-05-22 François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671)
  • 1745-12-08 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)
  • 1746-02-20 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
  • 1746-03-20 Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (b. 1656)
  • 1746-07-09 Philip V, King of Spain (1700-24, 1724-46), dies at 62
  • 1747-03-23 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (b. 1675)
  • 1747-05-28 Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715)
  • 1747-08-08 Madeleine de Verchères, New France heroine (b. 1678)
  • 1747-11-17 Alain-René Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
  • 1748-02-03 Henri Madin, French composer, dies at 49
  • 1749-07-12 Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
  • 1749-09-10 Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
  • 1749-10-26 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
  • 1749-12-05 Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
  • 1750-06-15 Marguerite De Launay, Baronne Staal, French writer (b. 1684)
  • 1751-02-09 Henri F D'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717..50), dies at 82
  • 1752-06-14 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, dies at 57
  • 1752-06-14 Daniel Marot, French/Neth, architect/engraver, dies at about 88
  • 1753-07-17 Andre-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies
  • 1754-05-14 Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (L’École des Mères), dies at 62
  • 1754-06-22 Nicholas Siret, French baroque composer and organist, dies at 91
  • 1754-07-04 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author, dies at 74
  • 1754-11-27 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem), dies at 87
  • 1755-02-10 Montesquieu, French writer (b. 1689)
  • 1755-03-02 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (b. 1675)
  • 1755-07-09 Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
  • 1757-01-09 Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (b. 1657)
  • 1757-01-09 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (b. 1688)
  • 1757-10-17 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (b. 1683)
  • 1758-04-22 Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist (b. 1686)
  • 1758-04-30 François d'Agincourt, French composer (b. 1684)
  • 1758-08-15 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60
  • 1759-01-01 Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Chétardie, French adventurer (b. 1705)
  • 1759-05-12 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor, dies at 58

Person of interestJames Wolfe

1759-09-13 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, dies in battle at 32

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • 1759-09-14 Louis Joseph Montcalm, French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47
  • 1760-04-10 Jean Lebeuf, French historian, dies at 1760
  • 1760-06-12 Antoine Court, French minister and itinerant preacher in the Reformed church who restored Protestantism to France, dies at 69
  • 1760-09-11 Louis Godin, French astronomer (b. 1704)
  • 1761-02-01 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (b. 1682)
  • 1761-09-08 Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French engineer (b. 1698)
  • 1762-01-11 Louis-François Roubiliac, French sculptor (b. 1695)
  • 1762-03-21 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (b. 1713)
  • 1762-06-17 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (b. 1674)
  • 1763-01-29 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), dies at 70
  • 1763-02-12 Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (b. 1688)
  • 1763-10-22 French van Mieris "the Young", painter/historian, dies at 73
  • 1764-04-15 Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1721) of tuberculosis aged 42
  • 1764-09-12 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer (Castor en Pollux), dies at 80
  • 1764-10-23 Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (b. 1683)
  • 1765-07-15 Charles-André van Loo, French painter (b. 1705)
  • 1766-05-05 Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
  • 1766-06-24 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (b. 1678)
  • 1766-10-07 Andre Cheron, French composer organist and harpsichordist, dies at 71
  • 1767-03-07 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • 1767-03-20 Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scholar, dies at 87
  • 1768-01-10 Charles Cressent, French court furniture maker, dies at 82
  • 1768-03-18 Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
  • 1768-09-02 Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703)
  • 1768-10-28 Michel Blavet, French court flautist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1768-12-08 Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter, dies at 66
  • 1769-01-24 François de Chevert, French general (b. 1695)
  • 1770-02-26 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • 1770-04-19 Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, dies at 74
  • 1770-04-25 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700)
  • 1770-05-30 François Boucher, French painter (b. 1703)
  • 1770-11-24 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • 1771-01-11 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
  • 1771-02-20 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist, dies at 92
  • 1771-03-08 Louis August le Clerc, French-born sculptor (b. 1688)
  • 1771-12-26 Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (b. 1715)
  • 1771-12-27 Henri Pitot, Italian-French engineer, dies at 76
  • 1772-03-02 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer, dies at 73
  • 1772-03-21 Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, French cartographer (b. 1703)
  • 1772-03-26 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (b. 1704)
  • 1772-06-12 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)
  • 1772-06-15 Louis-Claude Daquin [d'Acquin], French organist and composer (La Rose), dies at 77
  • 1773-01-21 Alexis Piron, French dramatist (La Métromanie), dies at 83
  • 1773-03-13 Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist and explorer (b. 1727)
  • 1773-10-26 Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)
  • 1774-02-04 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • 1774-05-10 Louis XV, king of France (1715-74), dies at 64
  • 1774-08-11 Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722)
  • 1774-10-23 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist, dies at 59
  • 1774-12-16 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80
  • 1776-03-10 Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
  • 1776-05-04 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (b. 1717)
  • 1776-08-02 Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French nobleman and military leader, dies at 58
  • 1776-10-17 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681)