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

Events in year of 1760

  • 01-08Comet C / 1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
  • 01-09Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • 01-22Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
  • 02-16Native American hostages killed in Ft Prince George, South Carolina
  • 03-05Princess Carolina marries General Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg
  • 03-20Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
  • 06-10New York passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
  • 06-23Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
  • 08-07Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
  • 09-08French army gives Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
  • 09-28Russian and Austrian army occupies Berlin
  • 10-10Suriname Colonial Regime signs treaty with Aukaners (ex-slaves)
  • 10-13Russian / Austrian army evacuates Berlin
  • 10-231st Jewish prayer books printed in US
  • 10-25George III ascends British throne
  • 11-03Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
  • 12-25Juptier Hammon, New York slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught"

People born in year of 1760

  • 01-10Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg: Composer
  • 01-19Melchor Lopez Jimenez: Composer
  • 01-30Franz Xaver Partsch: Composer
  • 02-12Jan Ladislav Dussek: Bohemia -- Pianist / composer
  • 02-14Richard Allen: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church
  • 02-15Jean-Francois Le Sueur: Composer
  • 03-02Camille Desmoulins: France -- Journalist / pamphleteer / revolution leader
  • 03-27Ishmail Spicer: Composer
  • 03-27MJ Auguste Vestrius: French ballet dancers
  • 03-28Thomas Clarkson: English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation)
  • 04-12Juan Manuel Olivares: Composer
  • 05-10Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle: Soldier / author / composer (Marseillaise)
  • 05-10J P Hebel: Writer
  • 06-05Johan Gadolin: Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium)
  • 06-14Candido Jose Ruano: Composer
  • 06-26Johan I Jozef: Monarch of Liechtenstein / Field Marshal
  • 08-22Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei]: Italy -- Pope (1823-29)
  • 09-14M Luigi CZS Cherubini: Italian prodigy / composer
  • 09-21Gaetano Valeri: Composer
  • 10-01William Beckford: British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek)
  • 10-09Pierre Gaveaux: Composer
  • 10-27August W A Grave von Gneisenau: Prussian Field Marshal
  • 11-08Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael: South Netherlands Earl / General
  • 11-09Henri-Philippe Gerard: Composer
  • 11-23Gracchus Babeuf: French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)
  • 12-02Joseph Graetz: Composer
  • 12-18Knud L Rahbek: Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)

People died in year of 1760

  • 01-18Claudio Casciolini: Composer, dies at 62
  • 02-14Francois Collin de Blamont: Composer, dies at 69
  • 03-14Anton Filtz: Composer, dies at 26
  • 04-10Gerard George Clifford: Head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
  • 04-12Baron Ernst Gottlieb: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-16Laurence: 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward
  • 05-09Nikolaus Ludwig und Pottendorf: Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • 05-10Johann Christoph Graupner: Composer, dies at 77
  • 06-15Antoine Court: French reformed theologist, dies at 69
  • 10-25George II (August): King of Great-Britain (1727-60), dies at 76
  • 12-14Kacic Miosic: Croatian Poet (Razgovar Ugodni Naroda Slovinskoga)