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Historical Events In 1779

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Nov 06   Michal Bogdanowicz, composer in the year 1779.  

Nov 10   In the year 1779 joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 49  

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

Dec 01   On this day in history pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer  

Dec 14   Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 15   Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1779.  

Dec 18   On this day in history jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68  

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

Dec 19   Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver in the year 1779.  

Dec 23   In the year 1779 benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct  

Dec 28   Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Dec 31   English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1779

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of william Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)  

Jan 05   Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1779 birth of zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)  

Jan 08   In the year 1779 birth of john White, composer  

Jan 15   In the year 1779 birth of jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer  

Jan 18   In the year 1779 birth of peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)  

Jan 22   On this day in history birth of stefano Pavesi, composer  

Jan 24   On this day in history birth of elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826)  

Famous Deaths In 1779

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712) died on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

Feb 07   In the year 1779 william Boyce, composer, dies at 67  

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   On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

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

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