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Historical Events In 1740

Sunday, 19 September 2021

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   On this day in history m Claudius, writer  

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

Aug 26   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05)  

Oct 17   In the year 1740 ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia  

Oct 20   In the year 1740 belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)  

Oct 20   In the year 1740 karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies  

Oct 20   Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia on this day in history.  

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

Oct 28   Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47 in the year 1740.  

Oct 28   In the year 1740 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   In the year 1740 william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)  

Nov 24   In the year 1740 john Bacon, English sculptor  

Dec 13   Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 16   On this day in history prussian Libya falls to Silezie  

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   Guillaume Lasceux, composer was born in the year 1740.  

Feb 07   On this day in history birth of adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP  

Feb 12   On this day in history birth of matej Sojka, composer  

Feb 15   Ernst Eichner, composer was born in the year 1740.  

Feb 16   Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni) was born in the year 1740.  

Feb 17   In the year 1740 birth of horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist  

Mar 06   Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica) was born in the year 1740.  

Mar 19   In the year 1740 birth of johann Georg Roser, composer  

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   In the year 1740 death of louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692)  

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

Feb 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1740 death of shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699)  

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