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

Events in year of 1756

  • 01-16England and Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
  • 04-14Gov Glen of SC protests against 900 Acadia indians
  • 05-01France and Austria sign alliance
  • 05-18England declares war on France
  • 06-04Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
  • 06-20146 British soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-most die
  • 06-20India rebels defeat Calcutta on British army
  • 06-27French fleet conquer St. Philips Castle of Minorca
  • 08-14French capture Fort Oswego, New York
  • 08-29England and France meet in war
  • 08-29Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War
  • 09-22Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University
  • 10-15Saxon army surrenders to Prussia
  • 12-06British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India
  • 12-31Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles

People born in year of 1756

  • 01-04Anne Nagell van Ampsen: Dutch politician
  • 01-22Vincenzo Righini: Composer
  • 01-28Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth: Composer
  • 01-29Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee: (Rep / Gov-Virginia) / General
  • 01-30Josef Preindl: Composer
  • 02-06Aaron Burr: Newark, New Jersey -- 3rd US VP (1801-05), dueler
  • 02-09Karel Blazej Kopriva: Composer
  • 02-13Joannes van der Linden: Lawyer / judge (Ware Pleiter)
  • 03-03William Godwin: Philosopher / political writer (Caleb Williams)
  • 03-18Johann Christoph Vogel: Composer
  • 04-07Charles Felix: King of Sardina (1821-31)
  • 04-08Joseph Gehot: Composer
  • 04-23Alexander Reinagle: Composer
  • 05-13Wojciech Zywny: Composer
  • 05-23Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel: Composer
  • 05-27Maximilian I Jozef: King of Bavaria
  • 06-06John Trumbull: US painter (Declaration of Independence)
  • 06-08Cornelis van Foreest: Mayor of Alkmaar
  • 06-17Pierre-Joseph Cambon: French member of Committee of Salut Public
  • 06-20Joseph Martin Kraus: Composer
  • 07-14Thomas Rowlandson: English painter / cartoonist / etcher
  • 08-19Anthony FRE Haersolte: Member of Executing Regime
  • 08-20Bernardo Bittoni: Composer
  • 09-07Willem Bilderdijk: Dutch poet / literature (Disease of Scientists)
  • 09-08Anton Teyber: Composer
  • 09-21John Loudon McAdam: Created macadam road surface (asphalt)
  • 10-02Jacob van Strij: Dutch cartoonist / graphic artist
  • 10-02Josef Jawurek: Composer
  • 11-04Anthony van Hoboken: Rotterdam Merchant / ship owner
  • 11-27Paul van Hemert: Dutch theologist / philosopher (Kant)

People died in year of 1756

  • 03-13Johann Melchior Conradi: Composer, dies at 81
  • 03-23Georg Gottfried Wagner: Composer, dies at 57
  • 04-10Giacomo Antonio Perti: Italian composer, dies at 94
  • 04-13Johann T Gottlieb Goldberg: German klavecinist / composer, dies at 29
  • 04-15Johann Gottlieb Goldberg: Composer, dies at 29
  • 04-16Jacques Cassini: Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79
  • 07-09Pieter Langendijk: Painter / etcher / playwright, dies at 72
  • 07-24George Vertue: Engraver
  • 09-19Josef Antonin Sehling: Composer, dies at 46
  • 10-26Johann Theodor Romhild: Composer, dies at 72
  • 12-11Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff: German adventurer / King