Events in year of 1738

  • 04-15Bottle opener invented
  • 05-09England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea and West-Indies
  • 05-24Methodist Church forms
  • 05-27Turkish troops occupy Orsova and Ochakov
  • 08-02France offers Emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey
  • 11-18France and Austria sign peace
  • 12-09Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia

People born in year of 1738

  • 04-14Duck of Portland: (C) British Prime Minister (1783, 1807-09)
  • 04-17Philip Hayes: Composer
  • 05-04Josef Kohaut: Composer
  • 05-09John Pindar [Peter]: Physician / poet
  • 05-27Bonaventura Furlanetto: Composer
  • 06-03Johann Christoph Oley: Composer
  • 06-29Constantin Reindl: Composer
  • 07-03John Singleton Copley: Massachusetts, United States -- Finest colonial American artist
  • 07-11Albert-Kasimir: Duke of Saxon / Viceroy of Hungary / Netherlands
  • 07-24Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker: Dutch author / poet (Sara Burgerhart)
  • 09-22Dionysius G Van de Keessel: Lawyer (Theses Selectae)
  • 10-10Benjamin West: Painter (Death of General Wolfe)
  • 10-11Arthur Phillip: Admiral / 1st Governor New-South Wales
  • 10-14Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti: Composer
  • 11-15F William Herschel: German / English astronomer (discovered Uranus)
  • 12-14Johann Antonin Kozeluch: Composer
  • 12-26Thomas Nelson: Merchant, signer of Declaration of Independence
  • 12-28Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky: Composer
  • 12-31Charles Lord Cornwallis: Soldier / Statesman "fire when ready Gridley"

People died in year of 1738

  • 01-06Franz Xaver Murschhauser: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-17Jean-Francois Dandrieu: Composer
  • 02-05Georg Reidel: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-12James Sherard: Composer, dies at 71
  • 03-16Georg Baehr: German master builder (Frauenkirche, Dresden), dies at 72
  • 07-15Alexander Voznitsyn: Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
  • 07-15Antonio Maria Pacchioni: Composer, dies at 84
  • 07-15Baruch Leibov: Converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed
  • 08-09Pierre Drevet: French engraver
  • 08-16Joe Miller: English comic
  • 08-29Georg Reuter: Composer, dies at 81
  • 09-23Hermannus Boerhaave: Medical / botanist, dies at 69
  • 12-13Gotthard Wagner: Composer, dies at 59

Events in year of 1739

  • 01-01J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica
  • 01-14England and Spain signs 2nd Convention of Pardo
  • 04-05French Emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty
  • 04-10Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
  • 04-21Spain and Naples-Austria sign peace accord
  • 07-22Turks defeats Holy Roman Emp at Crocyka Yugoslavia and threaten Belgrade
  • 07-30Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, New Jersey
  • 09-0135 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal
  • 09-09Slave revolt in Stono SC led by Jemmy (25 whites killed)
  • 09-18Turkey and Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
  • 09-23Russia and Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade

People born in year of 1739

  • 01-04Henrik C Cras: Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)
  • 02-07Joseph Pouteau: Composer
  • 03-16George Clymer: US Merchant (signed Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
  • 03-20Eligio Celestino: Composer
  • 05-12Jan Krtitel Vanhal: Composer
  • 05-12Johann Baptist Vanhal: Composer
  • 07-06Freidrich Wilhelm Rust: Composer
  • 07-29Johannes Ritschel: Composer
  • 08-27Michel Delalande: Composer
  • 09-07Joseph Legros: Composer
  • 09-13Giuseppe Sigismondo: Composer
  • 09-24Grigorij A Potemkin: Monarch of Tauris / friend of Catherine II
  • 10-27Franz Ignaz Kaa: Composer
  • 11-02Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Composer

People died in year of 1739

  • 04-19Nicholas Saunderson: Mathematician
  • 05-06Bernardus Smijtegelt: Vicar (Gekrookte Reed), dies at 63
  • 07-24Benedetto Marcello: Composer, dies on 53rd birthday
  • 07-25Johannes van der Hagen: Vicar / genealogy / chronologist, dies at 73
  • 09-03George Lillo: English dramatist (Fatal Curiosity), dies at 46
  • 09-12Reinhard Keiser: German conductor / Composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65
  • 11-12Ludwig Ernst: Composer, dies at 71