February 17 - First partition of Poland, by Russia and Prussia, later including Austria.
August 5 - First Partition of Poland begins.
September 1 - Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
November 2 - American Revolutionary War: Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the
first Committee of Correspondence.Births
March 10 - Friedrich von Schlegel
, aesthetician, poet, and publicist (+ 1829).
April 7 - Charles Fourier
, French philosopher (+ 1837).
April 19 - David Ricardo
, British Economist (+ 1823).
May 2 - Novalis
, German poet (+ 1801).
May 6 - Susanna Verduin
May 20 - William Congreve
, British rocket pioneer.
May 22 - Ram Mohan Roy
, Hindu religious and social reformer.
June 6 - Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon
-Two Sicilies, later wife of Emperor Francis II.
June 8 - Kornelis van den Houten
August 2 - Louis Antoine de Bourbon-Condé
, Duc d'Enghien.
August 24 - Prince William VI
of Orange, later King William I of the Netherlands.
October 14 - (Stillborn) van den Houten
October 21 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
, English poet, philosopher, (+ 1834).
November 23 - Duke Augustus
of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.Tuanku Imam Bonjol
, Indonesian religious and military leader.Baptized
August 16 - Adriaantje van der Schelde
February 8 - Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
, Dowager Princess of Wales..
March 26 - Charles Pinot Duclos
, French writer (born 1704).
March 29 - Emanuel Swedenborg
, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (born 1668).
September 30 - James Brindley
, British canal builder (born 1716).
October 7 - John Woolman
, American Quaker (born 1720).Jean Joseph de Mondonville
, French violinist and composer (born 1711).William Borlase
, English antiquary (born 1695).Louis Claude Daquin
, French composer (born 1694).Samuel Scott
, English painter (born 1702).Georg Reutter
, Austrian composer (born 1708).To my Homepage