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Historical Events Happened In 1740

Thursday, 28 May 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) in the year 1740.  

Aug 15   M Claudius, writer in the year 1740.  

Aug 23   Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) in the year 1740.  

Aug 26   In the year 1740 joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)  

Aug 26   On this day in history the birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon  

Oct 08   Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia on this day in history.  

Oct 08   In the year 1740 michel-Julien Mathieu, composer  

Oct 09   In the year 1740 neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia  

Oct 14   In the year 1740 joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05)  

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

Oct 20   Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women) on this day in history.  

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

Oct 20   In the year 1740 maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia  

Oct 26   On this day in history ernest Louis Muller, composer  

Oct 28   Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

Oct 28   On this day in history ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]  

Oct 29   In the year 1740 james Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer  

Oct 29   In the year 1740 the birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist  

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   On this day in history prussian Libya falls to Silezie  

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   In the year 1740 birth of guillaume Lasceux, composer  

Feb 07   In the year 1740 birth of adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP  

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   Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 27   On this day in history 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 in the year 1740.  

Feb 09   On this day in history vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85  

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

Apr 23   In the year 1740 thomas Tickell, poet, dies  

Apr 25   On this day in history death of shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699)