January 1 - Bonnie Prince Charlie
becomes the new Stuart claimant to the throne of Great
Britain as King Charles III and figurehead for Jacobitism.
March 5 - Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
March 18 - American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act which was
very unpopular in the British colonies.
November 10 - The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the
charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart returns to Salzburg after touring Paris and London with his father.Christian VII
becomes King of Denmark.Lorraine
becomes French again on the death of Stanislas Leszczyncki.
The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, partly due to Franklin's persuasion, but
the Declaratory Act asserts the right of Britain to bind the colonies in all other respects.Jean Jacques Rousseau
The Burmese begin to invade the Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya.Births
February 14 - Thomas Malthus
, economist (+ 1834).
April 22 - Anne Louise Germaine de Stael
, author (+ 1817).
August 3 - Maa(r)tje van Rijkhuizen
August 6 William Hyde Wollaston
was born. In 1802, he discovered a few inexplicable
black lines when performing an experiment similar to those of Sir Isaac Newton. This
research eventually led to the discovery of the elements in the Sun.
September 6 - John Dalton
, English chemist and physicist.Deaths
January 1 - James Francis Edward Stuart
, claimant to the thrones of Scotland as KingJames VIII
and of England as King James III.
January 14 - Frederick V
February 23 - Stanislas Leszczyncki
, ex-King of Poland.
April 4 - John Taylor
- English Classical Scholar.
May 5 - Jean Astruc
, French physician and scholar.To my Homepage