What Happened in September 1739

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal
  • Sep 9 Slave revolt in Stono SC led by Jemmy (25 whites killed)
  • Sep 18 Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty - Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, born in Monampteuil, France (d. 1793)
  • Sep 13 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1826)
  • Sep 17 John Rutledge, American 2nd Chief Justice of the United States, born in Charleston, South Carolina, British America (d. 1800)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 George Lillo, English dramatist (Fatal Curiosity), dies at 46
  • Sep 8 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (b. 1668)
  • Sep 12 Reinhard Keiser, German opera conductor and composer, (Almira; Lukas-Passion), dies at 65