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Year 1750 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 3 Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
  • Feb 8 Minor earthquake in London
  • Mar 5 1st American Shakespearean production-"altered" Richard III, NYC
  • May 2 Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè" premieres in Mantua
  • May 17 -18] Tax revolt in Gorinchem
  • May 23 Carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo" premieres in Mantua
  • Jul 5 Slave revolt on Curacao
  • Jul 11 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • Aug 7 Slave uprising on Curacao
  • Sep 5 Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods
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Historical Figures Born in 1750

  • Jan 1 Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (d. 1801)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1823)
  • Jan 24 Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician, patriot, and journalist
  • Jan 31 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
  • Feb 28 Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister

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Historical Marriages


Historical Figures Who Died in 1750

  • Jan 16 Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal, dies at 82
  • Jan 22 Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (b. 1675)
  • Jan 26 Albert Schultens, Dutch philologist (b. 1686)
  • Feb 8 Aaron Hill, English writer (b. 1685)
  • Mar 7 Cornelis Troost, Dutch portrait painter (Beslikte Zwaentje), dies at 52

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