On This Day

July 1762 in History

Events in History

MurderMurder of Interest

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

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 14 Joseph Lakanal, Serres Ariège, French Politician and Educator
  • 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

Person of interestJames Bradley

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

Astronomer James Bradley
James Bradley
  • Jul 14 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent/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)