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Historical Events For 1779

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Nov 06   Michal Bogdanowicz, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 10   Joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 49 in the year 1779.  

Nov 13   Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61 in the year 1779.  

Dec 01   Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer in the year 1779.  

Dec 14   Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer in the year 1779.  

Dec 15   Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Dec 18   In the year 1779 jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68  

Dec 18   In the year 1779 joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history")  

Dec 19   Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver on this day in history.  

Dec 23   Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct on this day in history.  

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Dec 28   In the year 1779 gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64  

Dec 31   English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels in the year 1779.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)  

Jan 08   John White, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 15   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 24   Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1779

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1779 death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

Jan 20   John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71 in the year 1779.  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died on this day in history.  

Feb 02   Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 14   James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 died on this day in history.  

Feb 16   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies in the year 1779.  

Feb 24   On this day in history death of paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)  

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