Events in year of 1749

  • 05-02Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
  • 05-11British parliament accept Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization
  • 05-19George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
  • 06-21Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Neth
  • 06-25General fast because of drought in Massachusetts
  • 07-20Earl of Chesterfield says "Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
  • 07-21Pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland
  • 10-26Georgia Colony reverses itself and rules slavery is legal
  • 11-02English Ohio Trade Company forms 1st trade post

People born in year of 1749

  • 01-12Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff: Austrian Earl / Prince / diplomat
  • 01-16Vittoria A Alfieri: Italian count / poet (Maria Stuarda)
  • 01-19Isaiah Thomas: United States -- Printer / editor / publisher / historian
  • 02-22Johann Nikolaus Forkel: Musicologist / 1st biographer of Bach
  • 03-23Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen: Composer
  • 03-23Pierre-Simon Laplace: Mathematician / astronomer / physicist
  • 03-24Bernard Jumentier: Composer
  • 04-13Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt: Dutch count / Vice-Admiral
  • 04-21Johann Michael Malzat: Composer
  • 05-05Jean-Frederic Edelmann: Composer
  • 05-17Edward Jenner: England, United Kingdom -- Physician (discovered vaccination)
  • 06-15George Joseph Vogler: Composer
  • 06-23Konrad Back: Composer
  • 06-26Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans: Composer
  • 08-05Thomas Lynch: Signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 08-26Johann Ernst Rembt: Composer
  • 08-28Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Frankfurt, Germany -- Social philosopher (Faust)
  • 08-31Radistschew: Writer
  • 10-04Jean-Louis Duport: Composer
  • 11-23Edward Rutledge: (Gov-South Carolina) / attorney / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 12-17Domenico Cimarosa: Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto)
  • 12-23Johann Lukas Schubaur: Composer

People died in year of 1749

  • 02-07Andre Cardinal Destouches: Composer, dies at 76
  • 02-08Jan van Huysum: Dutch still life painter, dies at 66
  • 08-13J E Schlegel: Writer
  • 10-26Louis-Nicholas Clerambault: French Composer / organist, dies at 72
  • 11-27Balthasar Schmid: Composer, dies at 44
  • 11-27Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel: Composer, dies at 59
  • 12-19Francesco Antonio Bonporti: Composer, dies at 76
  • 12-20Pakubuwono II: Susuhunan of Mataram Java

Events in year of 1750

  • 01-03Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
  • 02-08Minor earthquake in London
  • 03-051st American Shakespearean production-"altered" Richard III, New York City
  • 07-05Slave revolt on Curacao
  • 08-07Slave uprising on Curacao
  • 09-05Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods
  • 12-011st American school to offer manual training courses opens - Maryland

People born in year of 1750

  • 01-11Johann Jakob Walder: Composer
  • 01-24Wybo Fijnje: Dutch politician / patriot / journalist
  • 01-25Johann Gottfried Vierling: Composer
  • 01-31Gerrit J Pijman: Dutch Minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
  • 02-10Stanislao Mattei: Composer
  • 02-28Ignacy Potocki: Polish Foreign Minister
  • 03-15Caroline Herschel: Astronomer / discoverer
  • 03-16Caroline Lucretia Herchel: Hanover, Germany -- 1st mod woman astronomer
  • 03-20Martinus van Marum: Dutch chemist / physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)
  • 03-23Johannes Matthias Sperger: Composer
  • 03-28Francisco A G de Miranda: Venezuelan freedom fighter
  • 03-30John Stafford Smith: Composer
  • 04-24Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier: Switzerland -- Mathematician
  • 04-28Paul Ignaz Kurzinger: Composer
  • 05-08Elias Mann: Composer
  • 05-20Stephen Girard: Bailed out US bonds during War of 1812
  • 06-03Frederic Thieme: Composer
  • 06-17Michel Woldemar: Composer
  • 07-19Alessio Prati: Composer
  • 08-10Daniel Gottlob Turk: Composer
  • 08-18Antonio Salieri: Italy -- Composer (Tatare)
  • 09-02Pehr Frigel: Composer
  • 09-05Robert Fergusson: Scottish poet (Scots poems)
  • 09-18Tomas de Iriarte: Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias)
  • 10-31Leonor de Almeida Marquesa de Alorna: Portuguese poet
  • 11-27Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz: Composer
  • 12-03Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel: Composer
  • 12-23Frederik Augustus I [the Righteous]: King of Saxony (1806-27)
  • 12-25John "Christmas" Beckwith: Composer

People died in year of 1750

  • 01-17Tomaso Albinioni: Italian Composer (Adagio in G Minor), dies at 78
  • 02-02Johann Graf: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-22Pietro Filippo Scarlotti: Composer, dies at 71
  • 03-07Cornelis Troost: Dutch Painter (Beslikte Zwaentje), dies at 52
  • 05-29Giuseppe Porsile: Composer, dies at 70
  • 06-02Johann Valentin Rathgeber: German composer, dies at 68
  • 06-14Franz Anton Maichelbeck: Composer, dies at 47
  • 07-28Johann Sebastian Bach: German Composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65
  • 07-31Johan V: King of Portugal
  • 08-12Rachel Ruysch: Royal Painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz
  • 09-14Carl T Pachelbel: US Organist / Composer
  • 09-15Charles Theodore Pachelbel: Composer, dies at 59
  • 10-03Georg Matthias Monn: Composer, dies at 33
  • 10-16Silvius Leopold Weiss: Composer, dies at 64
  • 11-01Gustaaf W van Imhoff: Dutch Governor of Ceylon (1736-40), dies at 45
  • 11-20Wilhelmus Schortinghuis: Theologist (Christian religion), dies at 50
  • 11-25Francesco Feroci: Composer, dies at 77
  • 12-01Doppelmayr: Mathematician