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

Events in year of 1740

  • 02-03Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily
  • 06-22King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture and guarantees religion and freedom of the press
  • 07-11Czarina Anne of Little Russia, expels Jews
  • 07-11Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Czarina Anne
  • 07-17Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV
  • 08-13Hunger strike in Rotterdam
  • 10-08Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia
  • 10-09Netherlands Governor-General Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
  • 10-17Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia
  • 10-20Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia
  • 12-16Prussian Libya falls to Silezie

People born in year of 1740

  • 02-03Guillaume Lasceux: Composer
  • 02-07Adam-Philippe Custine: French Earl / General / MP
  • 02-12Matej Sojka: Composer
  • 02-15Ernst Eichner: Composer
  • 02-16Giambattista Bodoni: Saluzzo, Italy -- Printer / typeface designer (Bodoni)
  • 02-17Horace B de Saussure: Switzerland -- Physicist / geologist
  • 03-06Giovanni Meli: Siclian poet (Buccolica)
  • 03-19Johann Georg Roser: Composer
  • 03-19Joseph F Weigl: Violin Cellist
  • 03-24John Antes: Composer
  • 04-02Armand-Gaston Camus: French CEO (Council of 500)
  • 04-04Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen: Composer
  • 04-18Francis Baring: Banker / Merchant
  • 05-02Elias Boudinot: Lawyer / patriot, founder American Biblical Society
  • 05-09Giovanni Paisiello: Italian composer (Barber of Seville)
  • 06-08Gabriele Mario Piozzi: Composer
  • 06-11Luigi Gatti: Composer
  • 06-18Karel van Poucke: Flemish sculptor
  • 06-21Hendrik van Wijn: Dutch archivist (Algemeen Rijksarchief)
  • 08-10Samuel Arnold: Composer
  • 08-14Pius VII [Luigi B Chiaramonti]: Bishop of Imola / Pope (1800-23)
  • 08-15M Claudius: Writer
  • 08-23Ivan VI: Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
  • 08-26Joseph Montgolfier: France -- Aeronaut (ballooning)
  • 10-08Michel-Julien Mathieu: Composer
  • 10-14Joannes Siberg: Dutch Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1801-05)
  • 10-20Belle van Zuylen: Netherlands -- Swiss writer (Three Women)
  • 10-26Ernest Louis Muller: Composer
  • 10-31William Paca: US judge / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 11-24John Bacon: English sculptor

People died in year of 1740

  • 01-02Johann Georg Weichenberger: Composer, dies at 63
  • 01-05Antonio Lotti: Italian opera composer, dies at about 72
  • 02-08Clement XII [Lorenzo Corsini]: Blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87
  • 02-09Vincenz Lubeck: Composer, dies at 85
  • 04-23Thomas Tickell: Poet
  • 05-31Frederick-William I: King of Prussia (1713-1740), dies at 51
  • 07-19Francois van Aerssen: Dutch Vice-Admiral (Suriname), dies at 71
  • 10-20Karl VI: German Emperor (1711-40)
  • 12-26Mauritius Louis II Earl of Nassau: Lieutenant General (12 children)