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Historical Events Happened In 1740

Monday, 22 December 2014

Aug 13   On this day in history hunger strike in Rotterdam  

Aug 14   In the year 1740 pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)  

Aug 15   In the year 1740 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   The birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon on this day in history.  

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.  

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

Oct 20   Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women) in the year 1740.  

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 in the year 1740.  

Oct 28   On this day in history 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   On this day in history james Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer  

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) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 13   On this day in history franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer  

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

Dec 26   In the year 1740 mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies  

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Famous Birthdays In 1740

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 03   Guillaume Lasceux, composer was born in the year 1740.  

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   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 in the year 1740.  

Mar 06   In the year 1740 birth of giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)  

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

Feb 08   In the year 1740 clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87  

Feb 09   In the year 1740 vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85  

Feb 29   Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667) died in the year 1740.  

Apr 23   Thomas Tickell, poet, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 25   Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699) died on this day in history.