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Historical Events In 1740

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Aug 13   Hunger strike in Rotterdam in the year 1740.  

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

Aug 15   M Claudius, writer on this day in history.  

Aug 23   In the year 1740 ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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 in the year 1740.  

Oct 08   Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer in the year 1740.  

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   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   On this day in history karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies  

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

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

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 in the year 1740.  

Oct 29   The birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist on this day in history.  

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

Nov 24   In the year 1740 john Bacon, English sculptor  

Dec 13   In the year 1740 franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer  

Dec 16   In the year 1740 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   Guillaume Lasceux, composer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP was born in the year 1740.  

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

Feb 15   Ernst Eichner, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1740.  

Mar 06   On this day in history 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   Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1740.  

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

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

Feb 29   Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667) died on this day in history.  

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.  

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