Events in year of 1772

  • 02-12Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
  • 02-171st partition of Poland-Russia and Prussia, joined later by Austria
  • 04-30John Clais patents 1st scale
  • 05-11Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
  • 06-06Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago
  • 06-091st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 06-091st Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion
  • 06-22Slavery outlawed in England
  • 07-13Captain James Cook begins 2nd trip (Resolution) to South Seas
  • 08-051st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia
  • 08-19Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish government and restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720
  • 08-31Hurricane destroy ships off Dominica
  • 09-01Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California
  • 09-26New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
  • 10-30Captain Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Cape Town
  • 11-02Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
  • 12-22Moravian Missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny

People born in year of 1772

  • 02-22Joseph Lipavsky: Composer
  • 02-22Karl Jacob Wagner: Composer
  • 02-26Caspar Furstenau: Composer
  • 03-10Friedrich von Schlegel: Germany -- Romantic writer / critic (Lucinde)
  • 03-27Giovanni Liverati: Composer
  • 03-30Johann Wilhelm Wilms: Composer
  • 04-01Ignaz Franz von Mosel: Composer
  • 04-07F M Charles Fourier: French socialist
  • 04-11Manuel Jose Quintana: Spanish author / poet (El Duque de Viseo)
  • 04-19David Ricardo: Economist
  • 05-02Novalis: Writer
  • 05-11Henri-Jean Rigel: Composer
  • 05-20William Congreve: English officer (design fire rocket)
  • 06-08Robert Stevenson: Glasgow, Scotland -- Civil Engineer
  • 07-25Gottlob Benedikt Bierey: Composer
  • 08-11Rowland Hill: 1st Viscount / General
  • 08-24Willem I Frederik: Grand Duke of Luxembourg / King of the Netherlands (1814-40)
  • 08-30Henri D Count de Larochejacquelin: French royalist leader
  • 09-18Martin-Pierre Dalvimare: Composer
  • 10-04Francois-Louis Perne: Composer
  • 10-21Samuel Taylor Coleridge: England, United Kingdom -- Poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner)
  • 10-25Corneille Vander Planken: Composer
  • 11-10Jan Nepomuk Kanka: Composer
  • 11-18Louis Ferdinand: Prince of Prussia Christian, composer
  • 12-07Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz: Composer

People died in year of 1772

  • 02-10Jozef Wenceslas: Monarch of Liechtenstein / General, dies at 75
  • 03-02Robert J Pothier: French lawyer, dies at 73
  • 03-11George Reuter: Composer, dies at 63
  • 04-19Johann Peter Kellner: Composer, dies at 66
  • 05-01Gottfried Achenwall: German lawyer / statistics / economist, dies at 52
  • 05-11Joseph Kerckhoff: Limburg surgeon / robber captain, hanged
  • 06-15Louis-Claude Daquin: French Organist / Composer (La Rose), dies at 77
  • 06-18Gerard of Swieten: Botanist / Painter of Maria Theresia, dies at 72
  • 08-21Alessandro Felici: Composer, dies at 29
  • 08-21Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini: Composer, dies at 48
  • 10-08Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville: Composer, dies at 60
  • 11-05Johannes Schmidlin: Composer, dies at 50
  • 11-05Pieter Steyn: Dutch grand pensionary (1749-72), dies at 66
  • 11-11John Mauritius Quinkhard: Portrait painter, dies at 84
  • 12-12Johann Gottfried Seyfert: Composer, dies at 41
  • 12-28Ernst J Earl van / of Biron: Russian Duke of Courland, dies at 82

Events in year of 1773

  • 01-06Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
  • 01-121st US public museum established (Charlestown SC)
  • 02-26Construction authorized for Walnut St. jail (Philadelphia) (1st solitary)
  • 03-12Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
  • 07-20Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
  • 07-21Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
  • 07-291st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, Ohio
  • 09-11Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
  • 12-16Big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)
  • 12-26Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia

People born in year of 1773

  • 01-04Johann Peter Heuschkel: Composer
  • 01-05Pieter Fontijn: Dutch painter / drawer
  • 02-02Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek: Composer
  • 02-09William Henry Harrison: Virginia, United States -- (Whigs) 9th President (March 4-April 4, 1841)
  • 02-22Matthijs I van Bree: Flemish (court)painter
  • 03-04Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges: Composer
  • 03-07Tommaso Marchesi: Composer
  • 03-26Nathaniel Bowditch: Mathematician / astronomer / author (Marine Sextant)
  • 04-06James Mill: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Philosopher / historian (Hist of British India)
  • 04-22Jean V Baron de Rebecque: Swiss / Dutch army leader
  • 04-24Harman W Muntinghe: Lawyer / Dutch colonial director
  • 05-03Giuseppe Acerbi: Italian traveller / nature investigator / diplomat
  • 05-15Clemens L Metternich: Austrian Prince
  • 05-26Hans Georg Nageli: Composer
  • 05-31Ludwig Tieck: Writer
  • 06-03Caspar G C Reinwardt: German / Dutch biologist
  • 06-03Michael Gottard Fischer: Composer
  • 06-13Thomas Young: British philologist / Physician (light interference)
  • 07-06Wenzel Thomas Matiegka: Composer
  • 07-13Wilhelm H Wackenroder: German writer (Fantasies about Art)
  • 07-23Karl Ludwig Hellwig: Composer
  • 08-23Jakob F Fries: German philosopher
  • 08-29Raphael G Kiesewetter: Austria -- Musicologist (Arab Music)
  • 09-24Johann Philipp Christian Schulz: Composer
  • 10-23Pietro Generali: Composer
  • 12-24Joseph Wolfl: Composer
  • 12-27George Cayley: England, United Kingdom -- Founder Science of Aerodynamics

People died in year of 1773

  • 02-20Charles Emanuel I: King of Sardinia / Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71
  • 03-01Jan Wagenaar: Dutch historian, dies at 63
  • 03-01Luigi Vanvitelli [Louis van Wittel]: Italian architect, dies at 72
  • 04-19Florian Johann Deller: Composer, dies at 43
  • 05-08Ali Bey: Egyptian Mameluk head
  • 05-24Jan Zach: Composer, dies at 73
  • 07-07Cornelis Douwes: Dutch Mathematician / astronomer, dies at 60
  • 07-12Johann Joachim Quantz: German royal flautist / composer, dies at 76
  • 08-25Franz Nikolaus Novotny: Composer, dies at 29
  • 09-20Pieter de Swart: Architect (Delfts Port Rotterdam), dies at 63
  • 10-21Johann Conrad Schlaun: German barok architect, dies at 78
  • 11-22Robert Clive: English occupier (India), dies at about 48
  • 11-25Carl Hockh: Composer, dies at 66