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

Events in year of 1755

  • 01-12Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University
  • 02-13Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java
  • 03-121st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine
  • 03-17Transylvania Land Co buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
  • 04-261st Russian university opens (Moscow)
  • 06-141e edition of Dr Johnsons "Dictionary"
  • 06-29515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
  • 06-30Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
  • 07-09Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • 07-09British General E Braddock mortally wounded during French and Indian War
  • 07-15French ambassador recalled from London
  • 09-08Battle at Lake George: English army beats France
  • 09-18Ft Ticonderoga, New York opens
  • 09-19England and Russia sign military agreement
  • 11-01Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
  • 11-14Henry Fox appointed English Secretary of State
  • 11-18Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report
  • 11-20English Minister William Pitt Sr resigns

People born in year of 1755

  • 02-03Florido Tomeoni: Composer
  • 02-11Albert Christoph Dies: Composer
  • 02-13Francois Alexander Sallantin: Composer
  • 02-19Pieter G van Overstraten: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies
  • 03-02Antoine-Frederic Gresnick: Composer
  • 03-10Philipp Christoph Kayser: Composer
  • 03-12Georges Couthon: French politician
  • 03-14Pierre-Louis Couperin: Composer
  • 03-24Rufus King: Framer of US constitution
  • 04-01Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin: French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
  • 04-04Vincenc Masek: Composer
  • 04-10Samuel Hahnemann: German Physician / originator of homeopathy
  • 05-19Gabriele Prota: Composer
  • 06-01Frederico Fiorillo: Italian violist / composer
  • 06-06John Flaxman: English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • 07-05Sarah Kemble Siddons: Brecon, England -- Tragic actress (Fatal Marriage)
  • 07-29Franz Gotz: Composer
  • 08-01Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi: Composer
  • 08-04Nicolas-Jacque Conte: Inventor (modern pencil)
  • 08-08Luigi Marchesi: Composer
  • 08-31Johann Ignaz Walter: Composer
  • 09-13Oliver Evans: Pioneered high-pressure steam engine
  • 09-24John Marshall: Virginia, United States -- 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)
  • 10-31Jean Louis van Aelbroeck: Flemish agronomist
  • 11-02Marie-Antoinette: Queen of France, let them eat cake
  • 11-12Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst: Prussia Military / Minister of War (1807-10)
  • 11-15Jan Blanken: Dutch hydraulic engineer
  • 11-17Louis XVIII: 1st post-revolutionary King of France (1814-24)
  • 12-03Gilbert Stuart: United States -- Portrait painter (painted Washington)
  • 12-27Antons Klemens Theodor: King of Saksen (1827-36)

People died in year of 1755

  • 01-07Gallus Zeiler: Composer, dies at 49
  • 01-15Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia: Composer, dies at 83
  • 03-24Theodor Christleib Reinhold: Composer, dies at 72
  • 07-09E Braddock: British Gen, mortally wounded during French and Indian War
  • 07-09Gottlob Harrer: Composer, dies at 52
  • 07-09James Braddock: English General, dies in battle at Fort Duquesne
  • 07-13Edward Braddock: British General, dies in battle at Pittsburgh
  • 08-22Caspar Burman: Historian / mayor (Utrecht)
  • 09-24Georg Gebel: Composer, dies at 45
  • 09-30Francesco Durante: Composer, dies at 71
  • 10-04Samuel von Cocceji: German lawyer
  • 10-28Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Composer, dies at 65
  • 11-11Johan van de Bergh: Leids regent, dies at 91
  • 11-25Johann Georg Pisendel: German violist / composer, dies at 76
  • 12-01Maurice Greene: Composer, dies at 59
  • 12-21Caspar Ruetz: Composer, dies at 47