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  • 04-12Townsend Acts repealed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

Events in year of 1771

  • 01-22Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
  • 02-16Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
  • 02-19Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo)
  • 05-07Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada
  • 07-12James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England
  • 07-14Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California
  • 09-08Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California
  • 11-16West Indian Company and Amsterdam divide up Suriname

People born in year of 1771

  • 01-17Charles Brockden Brown: Father of American novel (Wieland)
  • 01-21Arnold A Buyskes: Dutch Vice-Admiral / colonial director
  • 01-26Jacob Andries van Braam: Colonial director (Suriname)
  • 02-09Daniel Belknap: Composer
  • 02-18Friedrich Christian Ruppe: Composer
  • 02-24Johann Baptist Cramer: German / British pianist / composer / publisher
  • 02-28French Jozef Kinsoen: Flemish portrait painter
  • 03-01Armand-Emmanuel Trial: Composer
  • 03-10Georg F Creuzer: German philological / historian (Idea und Probe)
  • 03-22Heinrich D Zschokke: Switzerland -- Author (Das Goldmacherdorf)
  • 04-13Adam FJA van der Duyn: Dutch Governor (South Holland)
  • 04-13Richard Trevithick: Cornwall -- Inventor (steam locomotive)
  • 04-19Giuseppe Cartufo: Composer
  • 04-29Matthaus Stegmayer: Composer
  • 05-01George Guest: Composer
  • 05-14Robert Owen: England, United Kingdom -- Factory owner / socialist
  • 05-26Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin: German saloon owner / author
  • 06-01Ferdinando Paer: Composer
  • 06-03Sydney Smith: Woodford Essex, United Kingdom -- Preacher / Reformer / author
  • 06-05Ernst August: Duke of Cumberland / King of Hanover (1837-51)
  • 06-05Willem F: Count of Bylandt, Dutch military officer
  • 06-12Patrick Gass: Falling Springs, Pennsylvania -- Sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • 06-24E I Du Pont: France -- Chemist / Scientist (Du Pont)
  • 08-15Walter Scott: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Novelist / poet (Lady of Lake)
  • 08-22Jan Joseph Rosler: Composer
  • 09-05Charles L J: Archduke of Austria / Gov (Austria Netherland)
  • 09-20Mungo Park: Scotish explorer (Africa)
  • 10-01Pierre MF de Sales Baillot: French violinist / composer
  • 10-09Frederik Willem: Duke of Brunswick (1813-15)
  • 11-06Alois Senefelder: Inventor (lithography)

People died in year of 1771

  • 02-08Augusta von Saxen-Gotha: German Prince Frederick Louis of Wales
  • 02-12Adolf Frederik: King of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60
  • 03-01Isfrid Kayser: Composer, dies at 58
  • 06-23Jean-Claude Trial: Composer, dies at 38
  • 09-17Tobias George Smollett: Novelist (Adventures of Roderick Random), dies at 50
  • 10-08John E Loovens: Lawyer, dies at 76
  • 10-14Franz Xaver Brixi: Composer, dies at 39
  • 10-18Robert Praelisauer: Composer, dies at 62
  • 10-27Johann Gottlieb Graun: Composer
  • 11-06Hermanus Noordkerk: Dutch jurist, dies at 69
  • 11-13Conrad E Ackermann: German actor / theater director, dies at 61
  • 11-18Giuseppe de Majo: Composer, dies at 73