What Happened in July 1782

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 4 William Petty becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain following the death of Charles Watson-Wentworth

British Prime Minister William Petty
British Prime Minister
William Petty
British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth
British Prime Minister
Charles Watson-Wentworth
  • Jul 6 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jul 16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Die Entf├╝hrung aus dem Serail" premieres in Vienna with Mozart conducting

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Luis [Philippus] Brion, Curacao commander of Colombian fleet
  • Jul 6 Maria Louisa of Spain, queen of Etruria (d. 1824)
  • Jul 19 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1853)
  • Jul 26 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCharles Watson-Wentworth

Jul 1 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1765-66, 1782), dies in an influenza epidemic at 52

British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth
British Prime Minister
Charles Watson-Wentworth
  • Jul 15 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • Jul 15 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist, dies at 33
  • Jul 16 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
  • Jul 21 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer, dies at 63