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

Events in year of 1757

  • 01-02British troops occupy Calcutta India
  • 01-05Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
  • 01-17German Diet declares war on Prussia
  • 04-06English King George II fires Minister William Pitt Sr
  • 05-01Austria and France divide Prussia
  • 05-06Battle at Prague: Frederik II of Prussia beats Emperor army
  • 06-18Battle at Kolin Bohemia: Austrian army beats Prussia
  • 06-23Robert Clive defeats Indians at Plassey, wins control of Bengal
  • 07-26Battle at Hastenbeck: French army beats Duke of Cumberland
  • 08-09English Ft William Henry, NY, surrenders to French and Indians troops
  • 10-16Austrian troops occupy Berlin
  • 11-05Battle at Rossbach (7 year war / French & Indian War)
  • 11-28England condemns ceasefire of Kloster-Seven
  • 12-05Battle at Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians

People born in year of 1757

  • 01-03Johann Abraham Sixt: Composer
  • 01-16Samuel McIntire: Woodcarver / architect (architect of Salem)
  • 01-28Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni: Composer
  • 02-01John P Kemble: England, United Kingdom -- Actor / director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden)
  • 02-13John C Hespe: Dutch journalist / politician
  • 03-04Ignaz Malzat: Composer
  • 03-16Bengt Lidner: Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)
  • 03-27Richard John Samuel Stevens: Composer
  • 04-03Ferenc Verseghy: Composer
  • 04-06Alessandro Rolla: Composer
  • 04-09Wojciech Boguslawski: Composer
  • 04-15George Knowil Jackson: Composer
  • 04-28Claus Nielsen Schali: Composer
  • 05-30Henry Addington: Viscount Sidmouth (C), British Prime Minister (1801-04)
  • 06-01Ignaz J Pleyel: Austria -- Composer / piano builder (Piano method)
  • 06-13Christian Ludwig Dieter: Composer
  • 06-18Ignaz Joseph Pleyel: Composer
  • 06-22George Vancouver: Surveyed Pacific coast from SF to Vancouver I
  • 07-08Richard Wainwright: Composer
  • 07-12Christian Danner: Composer
  • 09-06Marquis de Lafayette: American patriot, French revolutionary
  • 09-22Herman H Vitringa: Politician (National Meetings)
  • 10-10Erik Acharius: Swedish Botanist (lichens)
  • 10-31Ignaz Spangler: Composer
  • 11-01Antonio Canova: Italian sculptor
  • 11-06Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny: Composer
  • 11-12Jacobus Bellamy [Zelandus]: Zealand poet
  • 11-16Daniel Read: Composer
  • 11-20Giovanni Battista Gaiani: Composer
  • 11-28William Blake: English poet / painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience)

People died in year of 1757

  • 03-14John Byng: English Admiral (Minorca), executed at 52
  • 03-20Johann Paul Kunzen: Composer, dies at 60
  • 06-27Willem Gideon Deutz: Amsterdam regent / banker / merchant, dies at 59
  • 07-04Jean-Joseph Vade: Composer, dies at 38
  • 07-23Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti: Italian Composer (La Silvia), dies at 71
  • 08-11Jose Pradas Gallen: Composer, dies at 67
  • 09-28Andrea Zani: Composer, dies at 60
  • 10-30Osman III: Sultan of Turkey (1754-57)
  • 11-08Pierre Prowo: Composer, dies at 60