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

Events in year of 1758

  • 03-27Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine
  • 04-17Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems
  • 07-08English and Colonial assault on France at Ticonderoga, New York
  • 07-24George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
  • 07-26British battle fleet under General James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg
  • 08-08British troops occupy and plunder Cherbourg
  • 08-14Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russia, 1000s killed
  • 08-25Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russians: 1000s killed
  • 08-29New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
  • 09-12Charles Messier observes Crab Nebula and begins catalog
  • 10-14Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia
  • 11-25Britain capture Ft Duquesne (Pittsburgh) from French
  • 12-31British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal

People born in year of 1758

  • 01-24Johann Chrysostomus Drexel: Composer
  • 02-04Pierre-Gabriel Gardel: French ballet dancer / choreographer
  • 02-07Benedikt Emanuel Schack: Composer
  • 02-12Christian Ignatius Latrobe: Composer
  • 02-17John Pinkerton: Scottish historian
  • 03-09Franz Joseph Gall: German / French Physician (frenology)
  • 03-26Johann Daniel Ferstenberg: Composer
  • 04-04John Hoppner: Portrait painter
  • 04-28James Monroe: Westmoreland, Virginia -- (D-R) 5th President (1817-25)
  • 05-06Maximilien Robespierre: Arras, France -- French revolutionary / avocat (1781)
  • 06-02Cornelis R T Krayenhoff: Dutch fortress engineer / cartographer
  • 06-18Pieter PJQ Ondaatje: Ceylon / Dutch jurist / patriot
  • 07-21Elizabeth Hamilton: Author (Cats: A Celebration)
  • 07-29Antonius van Gils: Dutch RC theologist (opposed Enlightenment)
  • 08-09Bruno Dalberg / Anonymus Belga [Petrus the Wacker van Zon]: Writer
  • 08-14Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet: French painter / lithographer
  • 08-25Franz Teyber: Composer
  • 09-01Wilhelmus Kist: Writer / Director of Dutch Staatscourant
  • 09-29Horatio Nelson: Burnham Thorpe, England -- Naval hero (Trafalgar)
  • 10-05Thomas Greatorex: Composer
  • 10-07Paul Anton Wineberger: Composer
  • 10-11Wilhelm Olbers: Discovered asteroids (Pallas and Vesta)
  • 10-26Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey: Composer
  • 11-07Edouard viscount de Walckiers: Netherlands
  • 12-03Josef Gelinek: Composer
  • 12-11Carl Friedrich Zelter: Composer
  • 12-20Othon Joseph Vandenbroek: Composer

People died in year of 1758

  • 01-01Johann F von Cronegk: German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
  • 01-07Allan Ramsay, Sr.: Scottish Poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71
  • 02-05Bernhard Christian Weber: Composer, dies at 45
  • 03-02Johann Baptist Zimmermann: German stucco worker, buried at 78
  • 04-02Johann Balthasar Konig: Composer, dies at 67
  • 04-24Florian Wrastill: Composer, dies at 41
  • 04-27Jan Francisci: Composer, dies at 66
  • 05-03Benedict XIV [Prospero L Lambertini]: Pope (1740-58), dies at 83
  • 07-24John Dyer: Poet
  • 08-15Pierre Bouguer: French Mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60
  • 08-29Gerard Van Wage: Historian, dies at 75
  • 08-29Stepan F graaf Apraksin: Russian General-Field Marshal, dies at 56
  • 10-19Johan H Roman: Finnish / Swedish Composer / conductor / violinist
  • 11-20Johan Helmich Roman: Finnish Composer / violist, dies at 64
  • 12-05Johann Friedrich Fasch: Composer, dies at 70