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)

Person of interestFletcher Christian

Sep 25 Fletcher Christian, English sailor who led the mutiny on the HMS Bounty, born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England (d. ~1790-93)


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