On This Day

What Happened in July 1756

Historical Events

  • Jul 30 Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers in Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Christian Gottfried K├Ârner, German lawyer, born in Leipzig (d. 1831)
  • Jul 4 William Rush, American sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1833)
  • Jul 14 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter/cartoonist/etcher

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), dies at 72
  • Jul 24 George Vertue, engraver, dies