Year 1753 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Publication of "Species Plantarum" by Carl Linnaeus - the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
  • Jun 7 British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament with royal assent from King George II (opens in 1759)
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Historical Figures Who Died in 1753

  • Jan 11 Hans Sloane, Irish physician, naturalist and collector (providing the foundation of the British Museum), dies at 92
  • Mar 12 George Berkeley, philosopher/bishop (Cloyne), dies on 68th birthday
  • May 26 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau and governor of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies at 73
  • Jul 17 Andre-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies
  • Aug 6 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)

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