On This Day

July 1762 in History

Events in History

Murder of Interest

Jul 17 Catherine II becomes Tsarina of Russia following the murder of Peter III

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 14 Joseph Lakanal, French Politician and Educator, born in Serres Ari├Ęge, France (d. 1845)
  • Jul 21 William G.F. Bentinck, 3rd Count Bentinck and Lord of Rhoon and Pendrecht

Deaths in History

  • Jul 10 Johann F Gronovius, physician/botany, dies at 76

James Bradley

Jul 13 James Bradley, English astronomer, 3rd Royal, discovered Earth's nutation motion, dies at 69

  • Jul 14 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent and diplomat, dies at 77
  • Jul 17 Peter III, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34
  • Jul 28 George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)