Events in year of 1729

  • 03-15Sister St. Stanislas Hachard, 1st US nun, takes her vows, N Orleans
  • 07-22Diamonds found in Minas Geras Brazil
  • 07-25North Carolina becomes a royal colony
  • 07-30City of Baltimore founded
  • 09-16Willem KH Friso installed as Viceroy of Groningen
  • 10-12Willem KH Friso installed as Viceroy of Gelderland
  • 11-09Spain, France and England signs Treaty of Seville
  • 11-21Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville

People born in year of 1729

  • 01-01Edmund Burke: British author (Philosophy & Inquiry)
  • 01-05Paul C la Fargue: Cartoonist / painter
  • 01-12Lazzaro Spallanzani: Modena, Italy -- Physiologist
  • 01-22G E Lessing: Writer
  • 01-22Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi: Composer
  • 01-22Gotthold Ephraim Lessing: Germany -- Critic / dramatist
  • 03-16Georg W "Franz" Panzer: German vicar / librarian (Annales typographic)
  • 03-28Pieter Fouquet: Dutch art seller (Atlas of Fouquet)
  • 04-13Thomas Percy: English literary / Bishop of Dromore
  • 04-18Gaetano B Vestris: Italian / French ballet dancer
  • 04-21Catharina II [the Great]: Writer / emperess of Russia (1762-96)
  • 05-02Catherine II [the Great]: Empress of Russia (1762-96)
  • 05-02Florian Johann Deller: Composer
  • 05-03Florian Leopold Gassmann: Composer
  • 05-13Henry William [Baron] Stiegel: Early American glassmaker
  • 05-23Giuseppe Parini: Italian priest / poet (Il Giorno)
  • 05-25Jean de Neufville: Dutch / US Merchant (started 4th English war)
  • 07-05Claudio M da Costa: Brazilian poet
  • 09-06Mozes Mendelssohn: German englightened philosopher (Haksalah)
  • 09-22George Wilhelm Gruber: Composer
  • 09-25Christian G Heyne: German archaeologist
  • 09-26Moses Mendelssohn: Philosopher / critic / Bible translator
  • 09-27Michael Dennis: Jesuit / author
  • 10-16Pierre van Maldere: Composer
  • 10-17Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny: Composer
  • 11-21Josiah Bartlett: US Physician / judge / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 12-01Giuseppe Sarti: Composer
  • 12-03Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler: Olot, Spain -- Composer (Fandango)
  • 12-20Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny: Composer

People died in year of 1729

  • 01-04Meir Bacharach: Hebrew poet
  • 03-21John Law: Scottish financier, dies at about 57
  • 04-11Manuel de Egues: Composer, dies at 71
  • 05-17Samuel Clarke: Theologian
  • 06-01Matthaeus de Cock: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1725-29), dies at about 65
  • 07-16Johann David Heinichen: Composer, dies at 46
  • 08-11Nicola Francesco Haym: Composer, dies at 51
  • 08-15Benjamin Neukirch: German Poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64
  • 10-02Arnold Boonen: Portrait painter, dies at 60
  • 12-01Christian Ludwig Boxberg: Composer, dies at 59
  • 12-13Anthony Collins: Engl philosopher (On Liberty & Necessity), dies at 53

Events in year of 1730

  • 02-28Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
  • 03-16Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as Viceroy of Drenthe
  • 04-081st Jewish congregation in US forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, NYC"
  • 05-15Robert Walpole becomes England 1st Prime Minister (was: chief min)
  • 07-12Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
  • 07-21States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"
  • 08-04Crown Prince Frederik of Prussia escapes to England
  • 09-01Benjamin Franklin marries Miss Read
  • 09-17Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees
  • 09-30Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
  • 10-12Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as King of Denmark

People born in year of 1730

  • 01-03Charles Palissot de Montenoy: French writer / politician
  • 01-12Johann Joachim Christoph Bode: Composer
  • 01-15John Malchair: Composer
  • 01-23Joseph Hewes: US Merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)
  • 02-21Charles L Fournier: Flemish writer / painter
  • 02-23Christian Joseph Lidarti: Composer
  • 04-21Antonin Kammel: Composer
  • 04-25Fedele Fenaroli: Composer
  • 05-10George Ross: US judge (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 05-13Charles Watson-Wentworth [2nd Marquis of Rockingham]: English Prime Minister (1765-76)
  • 05-13Marquess of Rockingham: (Whig), British Prime Minister (1765-66, 1782)
  • 06-07Georg von Pasterwiz: Composer
  • 06-20Nonnosus Madlseder: Composer
  • 06-26Charles Joseph Messier: Astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects")
  • 07-12Josiah Wedgwood: England, United Kingdom -- Pottery designer / manufacturer (Wedgwood)
  • 08-27Hamann: Writer
  • 10-01Richard Stockton: US attorney / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 10-14Jean Joseph Rodolphe: Composer
  • 10-17Ernestus Weinrauch: Composer
  • 11-10Oliver Goldsmith: Ireland -- Novelist / dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer)
  • 11-16Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren: Zealand-Flanders Physician
  • 12-08John Ingen Housz: Dutch / English personal Physician of Maria Theresia
  • 12-14Capel Bond: Composer

People died in year of 1730

  • 01-01Daniel Finch: 2nd Earl of Nottingham, dies at 82
  • 01-18Peter II: Czar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
  • 01-30Peter II Alekseyevitch: Emperor of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
  • 04-21Jan Palfijn: Flemish Physician / inventor (forceps), dies at 79
  • 07-16Elijiah Fenton: Poet
  • 08-10Sebastien de Brossard: Composer, dies at 74
  • 08-17Mauritius Vogt: Composer, dies at 61
  • 10-12Frederik IV: King of Denmark / Norway (1699-1730)
  • 11-06Hans Hermann von Katte: Prussian lieutenant, beheaded