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Historical Events For 1740

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Aug 13   In the year 1740 hunger strike in Rotterdam  

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

Aug 15   On this day in history m Claudius, writer  

Aug 23   On this day in history ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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

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

Oct 08   In the year 1740 chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 14   Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05) in the year 1740.  

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Oct 17   Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia in the year 1740.  

Oct 20   On this day in history belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)  

Oct 20   Karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies in the year 1740.  

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

Oct 26   Ernest Louis Muller, composer in the year 1740.  

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

Oct 28   In the year 1740 ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]  

Oct 29   James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer in the year 1740.  

Oct 29   On this day in history the birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist  

Oct 31   In the year 1740 william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)  

Nov 24   John Bacon, English sculptor in the year 1740.  

Dec 13   In the year 1740 franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer  

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   On this day in history birth of guillaume Lasceux, composer  

Feb 07   On this day in history birth of adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP  

Feb 12   Matej Sojka, composer was born in the year 1740.  

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

Feb 16   On this day in history birth of giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)  

Feb 17   Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist was born on this day in history.  

Mar 06   Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica) was born on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Johann Georg Roser, composer was born in the year 1740.  

Famous Deaths In 1740

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1740 johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63  

Jan 05   In the year 1740 antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72  

Jan 27   In the year 1740 death of louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692)  

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   Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667) died in the year 1740.  

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

Apr 25   In the year 1740 death of shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699)  

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