August 8 - Mont Blanc was climbed for the first time by Dr. Michael-Gabriel Paccard
Robert Burns publishes Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.
Frenchmen Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard are the first to climb Mont Blanc.
Francis Light acquires the island of Penang from the Sultan of Kedah on behalf of the
British East India Company. It is the first British colony in South-East Asia.Births
January 8 - Nicholas Biddle
, President of the Second Bank of the United States (+ 1844).
January 23 - Auguste de Montferrand
February 24 - Wilhelm Grimm
, philologist, folklorist (+ 1859).
April 22 - Neeltje Hendriksdr Klein
June 18 - Jan van den Houten
September 18 - King Christian VIII
of Denmark.David "Davy" Crockett
, English composer.Friedrich Daniel Rudolf Kuhlau
, German composer.Carl Maria von Weber
, German composer.Ludwig I
, King of Bavaria.Baptized
January 8 - Keetje Quant
May 19 - John Stanley
, English composer.
June 28 - Jannetje Dimmense Witte
November 30 - Maetje van den Houten
.Friedrich II the Great
, or Frederick the Great, of Prussia.Carl Wilhelm Scheele
, Swedish chemist.To my Homepage