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

Events in year of 1759

  • 01-06George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
  • 01-111st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
  • 01-15British Museum opens in Montague House, London
  • 01-16British Museum opens in London
  • 02-28Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
  • 04-08British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
  • 04-13French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen
  • 05-01British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West-Indies, on France
  • 07-26French troops vacate Ticonderoga, New York
  • 08-01Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
  • 08-10Carlos III becomes King of Spain
  • 08-12Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
  • 09-13British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
  • 09-14Austrian troops occupy Dresden
  • 09-18Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British
  • 10-31Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
  • 11-21Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
  • 11-24Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
  • 12-131st music store in America opens (Philadelphia)

People born in year of 1759

  • 01-04Maria Rosa Coccia: Composer
  • 01-05Jacques Cathelineau: French royalist / army leader
  • 01-17Paul Cuffe: Massachusetts, United States -- Merchant / shipbuilder / black nationalist
  • 01-21Johan Valckenaer: Dutch politician / patriot
  • 01-25Robert Burns: Alloway, Scotland -- Poet (Auld Lang Syne)
  • 01-31Francois Devienne: Composer
  • 02-15Friedrich A Wolfius [Wolf]: German philological (Prolegomena)
  • 02-27Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab: Composer
  • 03-02Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner: Composer
  • 04-18Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr: Composer
  • 05-01Jacob Albright [Albrecht]: German / US predictor
  • 05-06Francois GJS Andrieux: French writer / politician
  • 05-15Maria Theresia von Paradis: Composer
  • 05-18Charles Duquesnoy: Composer
  • 05-20William Thornton: Architect (Capitol Building - Washington, DC)
  • 05-22Gervais-Francois Couperin: Composer
  • 05-23Antoinio da Silva Leite: Composer
  • 05-28William Pitt [the Younger]: English Prime Minister (1783-1801, 1804-06)
  • 06-02Jan Ekels [the Young]: Dutch painter
  • 06-05Theodor Zwetler: Composer
  • 06-08Thomas Dunham Whitaker: Rainham, Norfolk -- Topographer
  • 07-10Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz: Composer
  • 07-24Victor Emmanuel I: King of Sardinia (1802-21)
  • 08-24Wilbur Wilberforce: England, United Kingdom -- Crusaded against slavery
  • 09-26Hans D L Earl Yorck von Wartenburg: Prussian Field Marshal / Governor-General
  • 10-12Frantisek Vaclav Tomes: Composer
  • 10-13Ecco Epkema: Dutch linguist (Frisian, old-Frisian)
  • 10-25Baron Grenville: (Whig) British Prime Minister (1806-07)
  • 10-26Georges Danton: France -- Revolutionary leader / Minister of Justice
  • 11-10Frederich von Schiller: Germany -- Poet / lyricist (Ode to Joy)

People died in year of 1759

  • 01-03Marquis and Marquess of Tavora: Portugese nobles, executed
  • 01-05Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu: S Netherlands cardinal, dies at 79
  • 01-12Anne of Hannover: English princess, dies at 49
  • 02-15Alexander von Papenhoven: Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89
  • 04-08Francois de La Croix: Composer, dies at 76
  • 06-19Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier: Composer, dies at 31
  • 07-25Johann C Altnikol: German Organist / klavecinist / composer, dies at 39
  • 07-25Theodoor Verhaegen: Flemish sculptor
  • 07-27Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis: Biologist / astronomer, dies at 60
  • 08-08Karl Heinrich Graun: German composer, dies at 55
  • 08-10Ferdinand VI [the Wise]: King of Spain, dies at 46
  • 08-24Ewald C von Kleist: German poet, dies at 44
  • 09-04Girolamo Chiti: Composer, dies at 80
  • 09-14Louis Joseph Montcalm: French General (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47
  • 09-28Cornelis Pronk: Portrait Painter / cartoonist, dies at 67