On This Day

What Happened in 1753

Important Events in 1753

  • May 1 Publication of Species Plantarum by Carolus Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
  • Jun 7 British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament with royal assent from King George II (opens in 1759)

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World Leaders in 1753

Famous People Who Died in 1753

  • Jan 1 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, French composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 11 Hans Sloane, Irish physician, naturalist and collector (providing the foundation of the British Museum), dies at 92
  • Mar 6 Gerhardus Havingha, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 12 George Berkeley, philosopher/bishop (Cloyne), dies on 68th birthday
  • May 26 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau and governor of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies at 73

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