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

Events in year of 1770

  • 01-01Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
  • 01-19Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
  • 03-05Blanche Kelso Bruce sworn in as a US Senator (Mississippi)
  • 03-05Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Crispus Attackus becomes 1st black to die for American freedom
  • 04-09Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay (Australia)
  • 04-12Townsend Acts repealed
  • 04-19Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1 / 3 part of Suriname
  • 04-19Captain James Cook 1st sees Australia
  • 04-20Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales
  • 04-28Captain James Cook in Endeavor lands at Botany Bay in Australia
  • 05-16Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France
  • 06-03Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in California
  • 06-11Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia
  • 06-19General Church of New Jerusalem established
  • 06-28Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia
  • 07-06Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish

People born in year of 1770

  • 01-25Francis Burdett: British politician
  • 01-26Alexander Carlyle: Moderator of General Assembly
  • 02-05Alexandre Brongniart: Paris, France -- Mineralogist / geologist (Tertiary)
  • 02-18Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck: Composer
  • 02-20Ferdinando Carulli: Composer
  • 02-22Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek: Composer
  • 02-26Antoine Reicha: Composer
  • 03-13Daniel Lambert: England, United Kingdom -- Giant (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death)
  • 03-25Carl Friedrich Ebers: Composer
  • 03-28Sophie Mereau: Writer
  • 04-07William Wordsworth: England, United Kingdom -- Poet laureate (Prelude)
  • 04-28Nikita P Panin: Russian diplomat / Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 04-30David Thompson: English / Canadian explorer (Columbia River)
  • 05-10Louis Nicholas Davout: French Field Marshal (defeated Prussians)
  • 05-19Antoine-Charles Glachant: Composer
  • 06-03Manuel Belgrano: Argentina
  • 06-04James Hewitt: Composer
  • 06-07Earl of Liverpool: (C) British Prime Minister (1812-27)
  • 08-01William Clark: Charlottsville, Virginia -- 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • 08-03Frederik Willem III: Reactionary King of Prussia (1797-1840)
  • 08-27Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: German philosopher / inventor (dialectic)
  • 09-19Johann G Repsold: German instrument maker
  • 10-01Vincenzo Cuoco: Italian historian (Naples Revolution 1799)
  • 11-05Etienne P de Senancour: French author (Obermann)
  • 11-08Friedrich Witt: Composer
  • 11-19Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen: Copenhagen, Denmark -- Sculptor (Dying Lion)
  • 11-19Bertel Thowwaldsen: Danish sculptor
  • 11-28F Louise W: Daughter of Viceroy Willem V and Wilhelmina of Prussia
  • 11-29Peter Hansel: Composer
  • 12-13John Clarke-Whitfeld: Composer

People died in year of 1770

  • 02-22Christopher Snider: 11, Boston, becomes 1st martyr of US Revolution
  • 02-26Francois Hanot: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-26Giuseppe Tartini: Italian Composer / violinist, dies at 77
  • 03-05Crispus Attuks: Slave, is 1st of 5 killed during Boston Massacre
  • 03-27Giovanni B Tiepolo: Italian Painter (Banquet of Cleopatra), dies at 73
  • 04-19Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-28Marie AC de Camargo: Spanish / Italian / Belgian dancer, dies at 60
  • 05-04Christian Gottfried Krause: Composer, dies at 51
  • 07-26Michael Schevenstuhl: Composer, dies at 65
  • 08-24Thomas Chatterton: English Poet (Revenge)
  • 08-26Domingos dos Reis Quita: Portuguese playwright / poet, dies at 42
  • 09-09Bernard S Albinus [Weiss]: German surgeon / anatomist, dies at 73
  • 09-09Georg D Ehret: German / English cartoonist, dies at 62
  • 10-01Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Composer, dies at 64
  • 11-13George Grenville: British Premier (1763-65) / Stamp Act, dies at 58
  • 11-17Gian Francesco de Majo: Composer, dies at 38
  • 12-09Gottlieb Theophil Muffat: Composer, dies at 80
  • 12-10Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat: German court Organist / composer, dies at 80