Events in year of 1764

  • 01-24Gov Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire
  • 02-15St. Louis founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue
  • 02-21John Wilkes thrown out of Engl House of Commons for "Essay on Women"
  • 04-03Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Roman Catholic King
  • 05-05Smolny-institution forms in St. Petersburg for noble girls
  • 07-23James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation
  • 10-25John Adams marries Abigail Smith (marriage lasts 54 years)
  • 11-16Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
  • 11-26France bans Jesuit enorde

People born in year of 1764

  • 01-01John Kinker: Dutch linguist / philosopher / poet (Minderjarige Zangster)
  • 02-04Carel H Verhuell: Dutch / French Vice-Admiral / Minister of Navy
  • 02-08Joseph Leopold von Eybler: Austrian composer
  • 02-22Alexander Campbell: Composer
  • 02-28Robert Haldane: Scottish theologist / philanthropist
  • 03-13Charles Earl Grey: (Whig), British Prime Minister (1830-34)
  • 04-03John Abernethy: London, England -- Surgeon
  • 04-12Dirk van den Boetzelaer: Regent of Holland
  • 04-18Bernhard Anselm Weber: Pianist / conductor / composer
  • 05-01Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Engineer / architect (built Capitol)
  • 05-01Gottfried Rieger: Composer
  • 05-03Elisabeth PMH: Princess of France / Son of King Louis XVI
  • 05-15Johann Nepomuk Kalcher: Composer
  • 05-20J Gottfried Schadow: German sculptor / cartoonist / lithographer
  • 06-19John Barrow: England, United Kingdom -- Founded Royal Geographical Society
  • 06-19Jose Gervasio Artigas: General / father of Uruguay
  • 07-01Georg Christoph Grosheim: Composer
  • 07-05Janos Lavotta: Composer
  • 07-09Ann Ward Radcliffe: English Gothic Novelist (Italian)
  • 08-20Charles F Bentinck: Dutch Minister of Colonies
  • 09-11Valentino Fioravanti: Composer
  • 09-15Friedrich Heine: Composer
  • 09-15Paolo Francesco Parenti: Composer
  • 09-17John Goodricke: English astronomer / member Royal Society
  • 10-14Charles-Henri Plantade: Composer
  • 11-05Pieter Nieuwland: Dutch Scientist (Newton)
  • 11-30Franz Xaver Gerl: Composer
  • 12-10Louis-Sebastien Lebrun: Composer
  • 12-22Barbara Juliane Krudener: Latvia -- Mystic visionary renounced nobility

People died in year of 1764

  • 03-17George Parker: English astronomer
  • 03-30Pietro Antonio Locatelli: Italian violinist / composer, dies at 68
  • 04-14Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow: Danish astronomer, dies at 84
  • 04-27Jaime de Casellas: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-03Francesco Algarotti: Italian Earl / encyclopedist, dies at 53
  • 05-10Picander [Christian Henrici]: German writer (Die Weiberprobe)
  • 06-03Hans A Brorson: Danish Poet / Bishop of Ribe, dies at 69
  • 06-11Christoph Stoltzenberg: Composer, dies at 74
  • 07-16Ivan VI: Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23
  • 09-12Jean Philippe Rameau: French Composer (Castor en Pollux), dies at 80
  • 11-20Christian Goldbach: German mathematician
  • 11-30Dieudonne Raick: Composer, dies at 61

Events in year of 1765

  • 01-16Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)
  • 03-22Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
  • 03-24Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers
  • 05-031st US medical college opens in Philadelphia
  • 05-07Adm Nelsons sailboat HMS Victory runs aground
  • 05-29Patrick Henry historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
  • 08-14Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)
  • 10-07Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York
  • 10-19Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote Declaration of Rights and Liberties
  • 11-01Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies

People born in year of 1765

  • 03-04Charles Dibdin: England, United Kingdom -- Composer / author (Sea Songs) / actor
  • 03-06Jan Kops: Dutch agronomist / vicar
  • 03-21Henry Fagel: Dutch / English Baron / diplomat
  • 03-27Franz Xaver von Baader: German philosopher / theologist
  • 05-28Jean Baptiste Cartier: Composer
  • 06-01Christiane Vulpius: Wife of Johann W von Goethe
  • 06-01Friedrich Ludwig Seidel: Composer
  • 06-06Cornelis Loots: Dutch accountant / poet (Dwingelandij)
  • 06-13Anton Eberl: Composer
  • 08-21William IV: King of England (1830-37)
  • 09-17Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo A Cappellari / Mauro]: Italy -- Pope
  • 09-18Oliver Holden: Composer
  • 10-16Frederic Nicolas Duvernoy: Composer
  • 10-22Daniel Steibelt: Composer
  • 11-20Friedrich Heinrich Himmel: Composer
  • 11-23Thomas Attwood: Composer
  • 12-08Eli Whitney: Inventor (Cotton Gin)
  • 12-15Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger: Composer
  • 12-25Joseph Mazzinghi: Composer

People died in year of 1765

  • 01-04Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder: Composer, dies at 39
  • 01-12Johann Melchior Molter: Composer, dies at 68
  • 01-15Carlmann Kolb: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-09Elisabetta de Gambarini: Composer, dies at 33
  • 04-05Edward Young: English Poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81
  • 04-09Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel: Princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 77
  • 04-15Michail v Lomonosov: Russian Scholar / poet, dies at 53
  • 05-25Pierre-Joseph Le Blan: Composer, dies at 53
  • 07-15Charles Andrew Vanloo: Painter
  • 08-18Frans I Stefanus: RC German Emperor (1745-65), dies at 56
  • 09-10Jacob Gilles: Pension advisor, dies at about 74
  • 10-20William August Duke of Cumberland: Engl Supreme Commander, dies at 44
  • 10-21Giovanni Paolo Pannini / Panini: Italian Painter / architect, dies at 73
  • 10-31Duke of Cumberland: English politician / uncle of George III
  • 12-25Antonio Tonelli: Composer, dies at 79