On This Day

What Happened in July 1762

Historical Events

Music History

Jul 10 Louis-François Roubiliac's monument to George Frideric Handel is unveiled at Westminster Abbey in London, England [1]

Murder of Interest

Jul 17 Catherine II becomes Tsarina of Russia following the murder of Peter III


Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Marco Santucci, Italian composer, born in Camaiore, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1843)
  • Jul 14 Joseph Lakanal, French Politician and Educator, born in Serres Ariège, France (d. 1845)
  • Jul 20 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1826)
  • Jul 21 William G.F. Bentinck, 3rd Count Bentinck and Lord of Rhoon and Pendrecht

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 Johann F Gronovius, physician/botany, dies at 76

James Bradley

Jul 13 James Bradley, English astronomer, 3rd Royal, discovered Earth's nutation motion, dies at 69

  • Jul 14 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent and diplomat, dies at 77
  • Jul 16 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, dies at 87
  • Jul 17 Peter III, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies under mysterious circumstances in captivity at 34
  • Jul 20 Christoph Nichelmann, German composer and harpsichordist, dies at 44
  • Jul 28 George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)