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Historical Events In 1740

Monday, 10 August 2020

Aug 13   In the year 1740 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) on this day in history.  

Aug 26   Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning) in the year 1740.  

Aug 26   In the year 1740 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   On this day in history michel-Julien Mathieu, composer  

Oct 09   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

Oct 20   On this day in history karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies  

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

Oct 26   In the year 1740 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] on this day in history.  

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

Oct 29   The birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist in the year 1740.  

Oct 31   On this day in history william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)  

Nov 24   On this day in history john Bacon, English sculptor  

Dec 13   In the year 1740 franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer  

Dec 16   Prussian Libya falls to Silezie in the year 1740.  

Dec 26   On this day in history 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   In the year 1740 birth of guillaume Lasceux, composer  

Feb 07   Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP was born on this day in history.  

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

Feb 15   In the year 1740 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   On this day in history birth of giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)  

Mar 19   On this day in history birth of johann Georg Roser, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1740

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63  

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 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   Thomas Tickell, poet, dies in the year 1740.  

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)  

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