Events in year of 1766

  • 02-11Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia
  • 02-14Dutch Governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels
  • 03-05Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French
  • 03-08Willem V (18) becomes Governor of United Provinces
  • 04-081st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley and chain
  • 05-09John Byron back in England after trip around the world
  • 07-09English Premier Rockingham resigns
  • 07-18Society of the Dutch Literary forms
  • 11-25Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings

People born in year of 1766

  • 01-10Louis Massonneau: Composer
  • 02-24Samuel Wesley: Bristol, England -- Composer / Organist (Exultate Deo)
  • 03-04Emanuel ADMJ: French historian (Napoleon)
  • 03-28Joseph Weigl: Austria -- Composer / conductor (Emmeline)
  • 04-15Friedrich Bouterwek: German philosopher / critic
  • 06-19Edmund Weber: Composer
  • 07-09J Schopenhauer: Writer
  • 07-18Friedrich Fleischmann: Composer
  • 07-20Thomas Bruce: Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, British diplomat
  • 08-01Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner: Pianist / composer
  • 08-01Jeffrey Wyatville: Architect
  • 08-22Joseph-Denis Doche: Composer
  • 09-06John Dalton: English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter
  • 09-25Armand-Emmanuel [duc de Richelieu]: French Prime Minister (1815-18, 1820-21)
  • 10-09Bedrich Divis Weber: Composer
  • 11-16Rodolphe Kreitzer: France -- Composer / virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 11-20John Wall Calcott: Composer
  • 11-24J J Friedrich Weinbrenner: German architect / archaeologist

People died in year of 1766

  • 01-01Frans E Jacobus III: Old Pretender, King of Gt Britain / Ireland
  • 01-01James III Edward: Old Pretender / King of Gt Britain / Ireland, dies at 77
  • 01-14Frederik V: King of Denmark / Norway (1746-66), dies at 42
  • 02-23Stanislaw Leszcynski: Duke of Lutherans / King of Poland
  • 02-26August Bernhard Valentin Herbing: Composer, dies at 30
  • 03-03Gregor Joseph Werner: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-25Johannes Ritschel: Composer, dies at 26
  • 04-07Tiberius Hemsterhuis: Dutch classicist, dies at 81
  • 06-11Elisabeth Farnese: Princess of Parma / Queen of Spain, dies at 73
  • 07-20Isabelle Farnese: Queen of Spain
  • 10-07Andre Cheron: Composer, dies at 71
  • 11-16Dominikus Zimmermann: German Architect / painter, dies at 81

Events in year of 1767

  • 05-14British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
  • 06-29British passes Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America
  • 09-28Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope
  • 10-04Prince Willem V marries Prussian Princess Wilhelmina
  • 10-18Boundary between MD and PA, Mason Dixon line, agreed upon
  • 12-16Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premiers

People born in year of 1767

  • 01-08Abraham de Veer: Dutch Governor-General of Suriname (1822-28)
  • 01-24Antony CW Staring: Dutch lawyer / poet (Jaromir)
  • 02-04Johann Franz Volkert: Composer
  • 03-13Heinrich Domnich: Composer
  • 03-15Andrew Jackson: Carolinas, United States -- General / (D) 7th President (1829-37)
  • 03-19Leonhard von Call: Composer
  • 03-22Cornelis T Elout: Dutch Minister of Finance
  • 03-25Joachim Murat: Marshal of France / King of Naples (1808-15)
  • 04-27Andreas Jakob Romberg: German violinist / composer (Song of the Clock)
  • 04-30Jean Henri Appelius: Lawyer / Minister of Finance
  • 05-24Joseph Ignaz Schnabel: Composer
  • 05-25Ferdinand Franzl: Composer
  • 05-25Friedrich Johann Eck: Composer
  • 06-15Rachel Donelson Jackson: Wife of President Andrew (1828-37) died in 1828
  • 07-11John Quincy Adams: Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts -- 6th President (D) (1825-1829)
  • 07-31Amelie Julia Candielle: Composer
  • 08-30Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke: Composer
  • 09-05August Wilhelm Schlegel: German poet / translator / critic
  • 09-08Karl August von Lichtenstein: Composer
  • 09-17Henri-Montan Berton: Composer
  • 09-20Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia: Composer
  • 09-26Wenzel Muller: Composer
  • 10-21Francesco Ruggi: Composer
  • 10-23H Benjamin Constant [de Rebeque]: French politician / writer
  • 11-11Bernhard Romberg: German cellist / composer / royal chaplain bandmaster
  • 12-29Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne: Composer

People died in year of 1767

  • 03-20Firmin Abauzit: French huguenot / scholar, dies at 87
  • 04-07Franz Sparry: Composer, dies at 51
  • 05-18Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky: Composer, dies at 28
  • 06-25Georg Philipp Telemann: German late-barok composer, dies at 86
  • 08-28Johann Schobert: Composer
  • 10-18Joseph Paul Ziegler: Composer, dies at 45
  • 12-09Benedetto Alfieri: Italian Architect (San Giovanni Battista)
  • 12-22John Newberry: English publisher