Events in year of 1768

  • 02-11Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
  • 02-151st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
  • 02-201st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)
  • 04-051st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)
  • 06-211st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)
  • 08-25Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth with Endeavour to Pacific Ocean
  • 10-01English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston
  • 10-301st Methodist church in US initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
  • 12-061st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published (Scotland)

People born in year of 1768

  • 01-10James Varicick: 1st AME Zion Bishop
  • 01-28Frederick VI: Danish King (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
  • 02-04Maurits C van Hall: Dutch ruler of Heicop and Boeicop, lawyer / politician
  • 02-12Francis II: Florence, Italy -- Last Holy Roman Emperor (1792-1806)
  • 02-15Jozef B Cannaert [Olim]: Flemish lawyer
  • 03-12Carolus Antonius Fodor: Composer
  • 03-13Charles Louis WJ van Keverberg: Dutch civil servant
  • 03-21Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier: Mathematician / Egyptologist
  • 04-07Karl Theodor Toeschi: Composer
  • 04-19Adrian H Haworth: English entomologist / Botanist
  • 05-02Jean-Louis M Alibert: French dermatologist
  • 05-17Caroline Brunswick: Queen Consort of King George IV
  • 05-20Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison: 1st lady (1809-17)
  • 06-30Elizabeth Kortright Monroe: 1st lady (1817-25)
  • 08-27Anne-Francois Mellinet: French / Belgian General (Maastricht)
  • 09-01Carl Bernhard Wessely: Composer
  • 09-12Bemnjamin Carr: Composer
  • 09-14Georg Johann Schinn: Composer
  • 09-23William Wallace: Scottish mathematician (Rights of Wallace)
  • 10-11Adriaan van den Ende: Dutch vicar / educationalist
  • 11-21Friedrich Schleiermacher: German theologist / philosopher
  • 11-24Jean-Engelbert Pauwels: Composer
  • 12-06Johann Baptist Henneberg: Composer
  • 12-22John Crome [Old Crome]: English landscape painter / etcher

People died in year of 1768

  • 01-01Jean-Laurent Krafft: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-10Charles Cressent: French court furniture maker, dies at 82
  • 01-28John Wainwright: Composer, dies at 44
  • 03-03Nicola Antonio Porpora: Composer, dies at 81
  • 03-14Vigilio Blasio Faitello: Composer, dies at 58
  • 03-18Lawrence Sterne: Writer (Sentimental Journey France and Italy)
  • 03-21Jan J Mauricius: Dutch Governor-General of Suriname (1742-51), dies at 75
  • 04-07Michel Mathieu: Composer, dies at 78
  • 04-19Filippo della Valle: Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
  • 04-20Giovanni AC Canaletto: Italian Painter / cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70
  • 05-16Cornelis Writer: Fleet supervisor, dies at about 81
  • 05-27Johann M Fleischmann: German / Dutch stamp / letter designer
  • 06-08Johann J Winckelmann: German archaeologist, dies at 50
  • 07-04Willem van Hairs: Fries nobleman / Poet (Suicide), dies at 58
  • 07-06Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel: Composer, dies at 78
  • 07-11Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu: Composer, dies at 66
  • 10-01Robert Simson: Scotland mathematician, dies at 80
  • 10-28Michel Blavet: French court flautist / composer, dies at 68
  • 10-31Francesco Maria Veracini: Italian opera composer, dies at 78
  • 11-01Pierre van Maldere: Composer, dies at 39
  • 11-04Johan Lulofs: Dutch physicist / philosopher / astronomer, dies at 57
  • 11-17Thomas Pelham-Holles: 1st Duke of Newcastle, dies at 75

Events in year of 1769

  • 06-07Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
  • 07-16Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in California
  • 08-18Gunpowder in Brescia Italy church explodes, killing 3,000
  • 09-18John Harris builds 1st spinet piano (US)
  • 12-13Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter

People born in year of 1769

  • 01-05Jean Baptiste Say: French economist (Political Economics)
  • 01-10Michel Ney: French marshal (Waterloo)
  • 01-17Ole Andreas Lindeman: Composer
  • 02-04Samuel I Wiselius: Dutch lawyer / businessman / writer
  • 03-02DeWitt Clinton: (Gov / Sen-New York)
  • 03-07Josef Alois Ladurner: Composer
  • 03-23William Smith: Geologist (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils)
  • 03-25Salvatore Vigano: Composer
  • 04-11Johann Georg Lickl: Composer
  • 04-12Giovanni Agostino Perotti: Composer
  • 04-25Mark Isambard Brunel: Engineer / inventor
  • 05-04Charles Hague: Composer
  • 05-06Ferdinand III: Archduke of Austria / ruler of Toscane
  • 05-07Giuseppe Farinelli: Composer
  • 05-10Jean Lannes [duc de Montebello]: Marshal of France
  • 06-01Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner: Composer
  • 06-14Dominique Della-Maria: Composer
  • 07-04Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis: Composer
  • 07-23Alexey Nikolayevich Titov: Composer
  • 08-14Friedrich Ludwig Dulon: Flautist / composer
  • 08-16Jean Aime Vernier: Composer
  • 08-18Alexandre Stievenard: Composer
  • 08-30Bonifacio Asioli: Composer / music writer
  • 09-09Cornelis F van Maanen: Dutch Minister of Justice (1807..42)
  • 09-19Joseph Comb: Missionary to Molukkas
  • 10-13Horace H Hayden: Cofounded 1st dental college

People died in year of 1769

  • 01-18Hakuin Ekaku: Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan
  • 02-02Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico]: Pope (1758-69), dies at 75
  • 03-27Josef Antonin Gurecky: Composer, dies at 60
  • 04-03Gerhard Tersteegen: German evangelist / Poet (in blood), dies at 71
  • 04-20Pontiac: Indian chief to Ottawa, murdered
  • 08-29Edmond Hoyle: Games expert
  • 10-09Marianus Konigsperger: Composer, dies at 60
  • 12-13C F Gellert: Writer, dies at 54