is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow.
March 31 - The future King George III
of the United Kingdom succeeds
his father as Prince of Wales. His mother Augusta of Saxe-Gotha becomes
Dowager Princess of Wales.Births
February 20 - Johann Heinrich Voß
, poet (+ 1826).
March 16 - James Madison
, later 4th President of the United States (died 1836).
May 24 - Charles Emmanuel IV
of Savoy, King of Sardinia 1796-1802 (died 1819).
July 11 - Caroline Matilda
of Wales (died 1775).John André
, English soldier (died 1780).
October 21 - Josias van den Houten
October 30 - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
, Irish dramatist and politician (died 1816).Thomas Sheraton
, English furniture designer (died 1806).Deaths
January 17 - Tomaso Albinoni
, aged 69, Italian composer.
March 25 - Frederick I
of Sweden (born 1676).
March 31 - Frederick
, Prince of Wales.
August 18 - Jan Hocke
August 30 - Christopher Polhem
, Swedish scientist (born 1661).
October 22 - William IV
of Orange (born 1711).Richardina Gockinga
, English philanthropist (born 1668).To my Homepage