On This Day

What Happened in September 1729

Historical Events

  • Sep 16 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Moses Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), born in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt (d. 1786)
  • Sep 22 George Wilhelm Gruber, German composer and violinist, born in Nuremberg (d. 1796)
  • Sep 25 Christian G. Heyne, German archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1812)
  • Sep 27 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist, born in Schärding, Austria (d. 1800)

Famous Deaths

Richard Steele

Sep 1 Richard Steele, Irish writer, playwright (The Conscious Lovers) and Whig politician who co-founded "The Spectator" magazine, dies at 57

  • Sep 3 Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
  • Sep 7 William Burnet, British-born American statesman (b. 1688)