Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mahmud I
(1730-1754) to Osman III
Beginning of the French and Indian War in North America.
Britain and its colonies adopted a new Marriage Act that formulated many of the rules
of modern marriage.Births
February 2 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
, politician (died 1838).
March 17 - Madame Roland
(Jeanne Marie Manon Philipon), French politician (died 1793).
April 15 - Johanna Korsten
June 4 - Franz Xaver
, Baron Von Zach, German Scientific Editor, Astronomer ( died 1832).
July 11 - Thomas Bowdler
, English physician (died 1825).
August 2 - Pierre Charles L'Enfant
, architect (died 1825).
August 21 - William Murdoch
, inventor (died 1839).
August 23 - King Louis XVI
of France (died 1793).
September 9 - William Bligh
, English sailor (died 1817).
September 26 - Joseph Proust
, French chemist (died 1826).
October 1 - Emperor Paul I
of Russia (died 1801).
December 24 - George Crabbe
, English poet (died 1832).Jacques Pierre Brissot
, French politician (died 1795).Vicente Martin y Soler
, Spanish composer (died 1806).Richard Martin
, founder of the RSPCA (died 1834).Baptized
October 20 - Teunis Abramse Breesnee
January 28 - Ludvig Holberg
, Danish dramatist and writer (born 1684).
February 13 - Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
, Italian painter (born 1683).
March 6 - Henry Pelham
, British Prime Minister (born 1696).
April 9 - Christan Woolf
, German philosopher, mathematician and scientist (born 1679).
June - Cornelis van den Houten
October 8 - Henry Fielding
, English novelist (born 1707).
November 27 - Abraham de Moivre
, French mathematician (born 1667).Interred
January 14 - Anna Emerentia Sevorin
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