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Historical Events In 1740

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Aug 13   In the year 1740 hunger strike in Rotterdam  

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

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

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   On this day in history michel-Julien Mathieu, composer  

Oct 09   Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia on this day in history.  

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

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   Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17] on this day in history.  

Oct 29   James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1740.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of guillaume Lasceux, composer  

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

Feb 12   In the year 1740 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   In the year 1740 birth of horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist  

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

Mar 19   Johann Georg Roser, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1740.  

Jan 27   Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692) died in the year 1740.  

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   In the year 1740 death of pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667)  

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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