On This Day

What Happened in September 1765

Historical Events

  • Sep 21 Antoine de Beauterne announces he has killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 18 Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo Alberto Mauro Cappellari], Pope (1831-1846), born in Belluno, Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1846)
  • Sep 18 Oliver Holden, American composer, born in Shirley, Massachusetts (d. 1844)
  • Sep 22 Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)
  • Sep 25 Michał Ogiński, Polish politician, violinist, the balalaika player, and composer (Farewell to My Homeland), born in Guzów, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1833)
  • Sep 30 José María Morelos, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1815)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Henry Bouquet, Swiss-born British army officer (b. 1719)
  • Sep 10 Jacob Gilles, GRand Pensionary of Holland, dies at about 74