January 8 - Bonnie Prince Charlie
April 16 - Battle of Culloden brings an end to the Jacobite Rebellions.
October 22 - The College of New Jersey is founded (it becomes Princeton
University in 1896).
October 28 - An earthquake demolishes Lima and Callao, in Peru.Births
January 12 - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
, Swiss pedagogue (died 1827).
January 24 - King Gustav III
of Sweden (died 1792).
February 4 - Tadeusz Kosciuszko
, Polish general and nationalist (died 1817).
February 5 - Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
, American Federalist politician and
soldier (died 1825).
March 7 - André Michaux
, French botanist (died 1802).
March 30 - Francisco Goya
, painter (died 1828).
July 3 - Henry Grattan
, Irish politician (died 1820).
September 28 - Sir William Jones
, discoverer of the Indo-European languages
family (died 1794).
November 27 - Robert R. Livingston
, American public official and diplomat
March 20 - Krina Jacobse (Crijna Jacobse) Hanse
May 22 - Thomas Southerne
, Irish playwright (born 1660).
June 14 - Colin Maclaurin
, Scottish mathematician (born 1698).
July 9 - Philip V
of Spain (born 1683).
July 28 - John Peter Zenger
, American printer (born 1697).
August 6 - Christian VI
of Denmark (born 1699).
November 14 - Georg Steller
, German naturalist (born 1709).
December 6 - Lady Grizel Baillie
, Scottish poet (born 1665).Catharine de Ricci
, Saint (born 1522).Interred
December 5 - Maria van den Houte
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