January 9 - Philip Astley
stages the first modern circus (London).
May 10 - John Wilkes
is imprisoned for writing an article for the North Briton
severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
Secretary of State for colonies appointed in Britain.
Massachusetts Assembly dissolved for refusing to assist collection of taxes.
Boston citizens refuse to quarter British troops.
France buys Corsica from Genoa.Gurkhas
First of the weekly numbers of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica are published;
100 are planned.Births
January 7 - Joseph Bonaparte
, King of Naples and Spain (+ 1844).
January 28 - King Frederick VI
February 12 - Francis II
, Holy Roman Emperor (+ 1835).
March 4 - August Friedrich Wilhelm Holtzhausen
, engineer (+ 1827).
March 6 - Paulus van den Houten
March 20 - Elisabeth van den Houten
March 21 - Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
, French mathematician and physicist.
May 17 - Caroline of Brunswick
, Queen-Consort of King George IV of the
May 20 - Dolley Madison
, First Lady of the United States (+ 1849).
June 9 - Samuel Slater
, US industrialist.
November 21 - Friedrich Schleiermacher
, German theologian.Charlotte Corday
- assassinated Jean-Paul Marat.Zacharias Werner
, German religious poet.Baptized
Februari 21 - Anna van den Bos(ch)
February 21 - Leendert Vreeswijk
March 23 - Antonia Martha van den Houte
October 31 - Francesco Maria Veracini
, composer.To my Homepage