What Happened In History Year 1744

Historical Events for the Year 1744

  • 22nd February » War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon, 1744 e.g Battle of Toulon begins.
  • 4th July » The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iroquois cedes lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, was signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Famous Birthdays in 1744

  • 5th February » John Jeffries, American physician and surgeon (d. 1819)
  • 6th February » Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
  • 10th February » William Cornwallis, English admiral (d.1819)
  • 23rd February » Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German banker (d. 1812)
  • 22nd April » James Sullivan (governor) e.g James Sullivan, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)
  • 19th May » Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)
  • 4th June » Patrick Ferguson, Scottish soldier, designed the Ferguson rifle (d. 1780)
  • 17th July » Elbridge Gerry, American politician, 5th Vice President of the United States (d. 1814)
  • 19th July » Heinrich Christian Boie, German author and poet (d. 1806)
  • 1st August » Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French soldier, biologist, and academic (d. 1829)
  • 16th August » Pierre Méchain, French astronomer (d. 1804)
  • 25th August » Johann Gottfried Herder, German poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1803)
  • 25th September » Frederick William II of Prussia (d. 1797)
  • 6th October » James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (d. 1813)
  • 7th October » Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and politician, Saint Petersburg Governorate called War Governor of Saint Petersburg (d. 1819)
  • 27th October » Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
  • 22nd November » Abigail Adams, American wife of John Adams, 2nd List of First Ladies of the United States named First Lady of the United States (d. 1818)

Famous Deaths in History for 1744

  • 23rd January » Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1668)
  • 26th January » Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)
  • 14th February » John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the Octant (instrument) known as octant (b. 1682)
  • 29th February » John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-English physicist and philosopher (b. 1683)
  • 3rd March » Jean Barbeyrac, French jurist (b. 1674)
  • 4th March » John Anstis, English historian (b. 1669)
  • 25th April » Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (b. 1701)
  • 30th May » Alexander Pope, English poet (b. 1688)
  • 29th June » André Campra, French composer and conductor (b. 1660)
  • 9th August » James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire (b. 1673)
  • 13th August » John Cruger, Danish-American politician, 39th Mayor of New York City (b. 1678)
  • 18th October » Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (b. 1660)
  • 31st October » Leonardo Leo, Italian composer (b. 1694)
  • 8th December » Marie Anne de Mailly, French mistress of Louis XV of France (b. 1717)

Historical events for the year 1744 by month