On This Day

What Happened in September 1749

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 8 Yolande de Polastron, Duchess de Polignac, French aristocrat, favorite of Marie Antoinette at Versailles, born in Paris (d. 1793)
  • Sep 8 Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat, born in Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Savoy (d. 1792)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 10 Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (translation of Newton's Principia), dies in childbirth at 42
  • Sep 14 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician, dies at 73