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Historical Events Happened In 1740

Friday, 03 July 2015

Aug 13   On this day in history hunger strike in Rotterdam  

Aug 14   Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23) on this day in history.  

Aug 15   M Claudius, writer in the year 1740.  

Aug 23   Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) on this day in history.  

Aug 26   On this day in history joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)  

Aug 26   The birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon in the year 1740.  

Oct 08   Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia in the year 1740.  

Oct 08   Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer on this day in history.  

Oct 09   Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia in the year 1740.  

Oct 14   Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05) on this day in history.  

Oct 17   On this day in history ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia  

Oct 20   In the year 1740 belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)  

Oct 20   Karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 20   On this day in history maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia  

Oct 26   Ernest Louis Muller, composer on this day in history.  

Oct 28   In the year 1740 anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47  

Oct 28   Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17] in the year 1740.  

Oct 29   James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer on this day in history.  

Oct 29   The birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist in the year 1740.  

Oct 31   William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) in the year 1740.  

Nov 24   On this day in history john Bacon, English sculptor  

Dec 13   Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer in the year 1740.  

Dec 16   Prussian Libya falls to Silezie on this day in history.  

Dec 26   Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1740

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 03   Guillaume Lasceux, composer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP was born on this day in history.  

Feb 12   On this day in history birth of matej Sojka, composer  

Feb 15   On this day in history birth of ernst Eichner, composer  

Feb 16   In the year 1740 birth of giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)  

Feb 17   On this day in history birth of horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist  

Mar 06   On this day in history birth of giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)  

Mar 19   In the year 1740 birth of johann Georg Roser, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1740

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72  

Jan 27   Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692) died on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   Vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85 in the year 1740.  

Feb 29   On this day in history death of pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667)  

Apr 23   On this day in history thomas Tickell, poet, dies  

Apr 25   Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699) died in the year 1740.