Events in year of 1753

  • 01-11Ferdinand VI of Spain and Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
  • 03-25Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia
  • 04-05British Museum forms (opens in 1759)
  • 05-06French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle
  • 05-09King Louis XV disbands French parliament
  • 05-29Joseph Haydns "Krumme Teufel, " premieres
  • 06-13Austria, England and Modena sign secret military treaty
  • 07-07English parliament grants Jewish English citizenship
  • 07-18Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • 08-04George Washington becomes a master mason
  • 09-091st steam engine arrives in US colonies
  • 09-22Pangeran Gusti installed as Sultan of Banten
  • 11-30Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny

People born in year of 1753

  • 01-22Peter Fuchs: Composer
  • 02-05Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma: Frisian regent / patriot
  • 02-07Rhijnvis Feith: Dutch Mayor / writer (Zwolle / Thirsa)
  • 02-12Lambert-Francois Godecharle: Composer
  • 03-26Benjamin Thompson: Physicist (Royal Institution of Great Britain, Woburn MA)
  • 04-28Franz K Achard: German physicist
  • 05-23Giovanni Battista Viotti: Violonist / composer
  • 05-24Oliver Cromwell: Burlington, New Jersey -- Black who served with Washington
  • 05-31Pierre V Vergniaud: French politician / police leader
  • 06-08Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac: Composer
  • 07-04Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard: 1st balloon flights in England
  • 07-06John H Midderigh: Rotterdam patriot, baptized
  • 08-01Charles: England, United Kingdom -- 3rd Earl Stanhope, radical politician / Scientist
  • 08-22Christian Friedrich Ruppe: Composer
  • 09-11Friedrich August Baumbach: Composer
  • 09-29Johann Gottfried Schict: Composer
  • 10-14Franz Anton Dimmler: Composer
  • 11-03August G Meissner: German author
  • 11-03Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz: Composer
  • 11-06Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval: Composer
  • 11-19Stanislas Champein: Composer
  • 11-25Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth: Composer
  • 11-30Johann Baptist Schenk: Composer
  • 12-03Samuel Crompton: English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine)
  • 12-22Dugald Stewart: Edinburgh, Scotland -- Philosopher (Scottish common sense)
  • 12-28Johan Wikmanson: Composer

People died in year of 1753

  • 01-01Louis-Maurice de La Pierre: Composer, dies at 55
  • 01-11Hans Sloane: English Physician (British Museum), dies at 92
  • 03-06Gerhardus Havingha: Composer, dies at 56
  • 03-12George Berkeley: Philosopher / Bishop (Cloyne), dies on 68th birthday
  • 05-26Willem Maurits: Earl of Nassau / gov of Zeeuws-Flanders
  • 08-19[Johann] Balthasar Neumann: German architect, dies at 66
  • 10-23Columban Praelisauer: Composer, dies at 50

Events in year of 1754

  • 01-04Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC)
  • 01-15Riot at burial of doelist Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
  • 03-08Marquis of Ensenada becomes Premier of Spain
  • 03-18Duke of Newcastle becomes English Premier
  • 05-091st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
  • 05-28George Washington defeats French and Indians at Ft Duquesne (Pittsburgh)
  • 06-19Albany Congress held by 7 British colonies and Iroquois indians
  • 07-04George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France
  • 07-07Kings College in NYC opens (renamed Columbia College)

People born in year of 1754

  • 02-17Jan Jachym Kopriva: Composer
  • 02-19Vincenzo Monti: Italian poet / translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)
  • 03-04Benjamin Waterhouse: Physician (smallpox vaccine pioneer)
  • 03-04Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain: Composer
  • 03-15Silvestro Palma: Composer
  • 04-09Antonio Frantisek Becvarovsky: Composer
  • 04-09Pieter Paulus: Dutch lawyer / CEO (National Convention)
  • 05-02Vicente Martin y Soler: Composer
  • 05-10Asmus Jakob Carstens: Painter
  • 05-12Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Composer
  • 05-15Pierre Dutillieu: Composer
  • 05-20Hans Gram: Composer
  • 05-23Andrea Appiana: Italian royal painter (Napoleon)
  • 05-24Giacomo Conti: Composer
  • 08-23Louis XVI: Versailles, France -- King of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined
  • 08-28Peter Winter: Composer
  • 11-26Georg Forster: Writer
  • 12-07Jack Jouett: American patriot
  • 12-09Etienne Ozi: Composer
  • 12-24George Crabbe: Aldeburgh, England -- Poet (Everlasting Mercy)

People died in year of 1754

  • 01-10Daniel Raap: Dutch porcelain salesman / politician, dies at about 51
  • 01-28Ludvig Holberg: Danish lawyer / writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69
  • 02-05Nicolaas S Cruquius: Hydraulic engineer, (Haarlemmermeer), dies at 75
  • 02-16Richard Mead: Physician
  • 03-06Henry Pelham: English Premier (1745, 46-54), Gin Act, dies at about 57
  • 04-09Christian von Wolff: German philosopher, dies at 75
  • 05-16Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari: Composer, dies at 76
  • 05-23John Wood: Architect / town planner
  • 06-07Nikolaj Eigtved: Danish, Architect (Amalienborg Square), dies at 52
  • 06-22Nicholas Siret: Composer, dies at 91
  • 10-08Henry Fielding: English lawyer / Author (Tom Jones), dies at 47
  • 11-09Johann Christoph Fravenholtz: Composer, dies at 70
  • 11-12Jacob de Wit: Amsterdam Painter / decorater, dies at 58
  • 12-14Mahmud I: Sultan of Turkey, dies at 58