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

Events in year of 1751

  • 02-251st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)
  • 04-05Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself King of Sweden
  • 05-111st US hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital)
  • 07-291st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 minutes in England
  • 07-31Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses
  • 08-24Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch
  • 08-31English troops under sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot India
  • 09-12Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
  • 09-13England signs Austrian and Russian alliance
  • 10-20Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort
  • 12-23France sets plan to tax clergymen

People born in year of 1751

  • 01-12Ferdinand I: King of Sicily and Naples
  • 01-12Jacob M R Lenz: Writer (Das Leidende Weib)
  • 01-14Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter: Composer
  • 01-18Ferdinand Kauer: Composer
  • 01-21Josephus Andreas Fodor: Composer
  • 02-04Blas de Laserna: Composer
  • 02-12Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot: Composer
  • 02-18Karl Haack: Composer
  • 02-19Cornelis de Gijselaar: Dutch politician / patriot
  • 03-05Jan Krtitel Kuchar: Composer
  • 03-16James Madison: Port Conway, Virginia -- (D-R), 4th US President (1809-17)
  • 04-03Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne: Composer
  • 05-12Gaetano Manna: Composer
  • 05-24Charles Emanuel II: King of Sardina (1796-1802)
  • 06-02Antoni Weinert: Composer
  • 06-04John Scott: 1st Earl of Eldon
  • 08-07Wilhelmina FS: Princess of Prussia / Orange / Wife of Willem V
  • 08-12Johann Baptist Lasser: Composer
  • 08-21Johann Georg Witthauer: Composer
  • 08-23Louis-Francois Beffara: Lexicographer
  • 09-10Bartolomeo Campagnoli: Italian violinist / composer / conductor
  • 09-13Henry Kobell: Dutch painter / cartoonist
  • 10-20Hendrik van Stralen: Dutch MP / Secretary of Interior
  • 10-21David Moritz Michael: Composer
  • 12-07Jurrian F de Frederici: Governor-General (Suriname)
  • 12-28Josef Blazej Smrcek: Composer

People died in year of 1751

  • 03-20Frederick Louis: English Prince of Wales / Son of George I
  • 03-25Frederik of Hessen Kassel: King of Sweden (1720-51), dies at 74
  • 05-20Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas: Composer, dies at 38
  • 06-20Adriaen Valckenier: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1737-41), dies at 56
  • 07-15John Wilson: Botanist
  • 10-22Willem IV KH Friso: Prince of Orange-Nassau, dies at 40
  • 11-22Anton Englert: Composer, dies at 77