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Historical Events In 1779

Monday, 25 March 2019

Nov 06   Michal Bogdanowicz, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 10   Joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 49 in the year 1779.  

Nov 13   In the year 1779 thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61  

Dec 01   Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer in the year 1779.  

Dec 14   On this day in history mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer  

Dec 15   In the year 1779 manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62  

Dec 18   Jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68 in the year 1779.  

Dec 18   Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history") on this day in history.  

Dec 19   In the year 1779 auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver  

Dec 23   Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct on this day in history.  

Dec 28   In the year 1779 gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64  

Dec 31   English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels in the year 1779.  

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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 in the year 1779.  

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   Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer was born in the year 1779.  

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

Jan 22   Stefano Pavesi, composer was born in the year 1779.  

Jan 24   In the year 1779 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   On this day in history death of claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)  

Jan 20   In the year 1779 john Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71  

Jan 22   Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736) died in the year 1779.  

Feb 02   In the year 1779 georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59  

Feb 07   William Boyce, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 14   James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 died in the year 1779.  

Feb 16   William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 24   Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) died in the year 1779.  

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