On This Day

What Happened in September 1764

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 11 Valentino Fioravanti, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1837)
  • Sep 15 Friedrich Heine, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1821)
  • Sep 15 Paolo Francesco Parenti, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1821)
  • Sep 17 John Goodricke, English deaf astronomer (first to notice that some variable stars were periodic), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1786)
  • Sep 25 Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer, born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England (d. 1793)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Nathaniel Bliss, English 4th Astronomer Royal (1762-64), dies at 63
  • Sep 12 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer (Castor en Pollux), dies at 80
  • Sep 23 Robert Dodsley, English writer (b. 1703)
  • Sep 26 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, dies at 89