What Happened In History Year 1754

Historical Events for the Year 1754

  • 28th January » Horace Walpole coins the word 'serendipity' in a letter to Horace Mann.
  • 28th May » French and Indian War: in the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under the 22-year-old Lieutenant colonel George Washington defeat a France named French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County, Pennsy
  • 3rd July » French and Indian War: George Washington Battle of Fort Necessity named surrenders Fort Necessity to Military history of France named French forces.
  • 4th July » French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity National Battlefield known as Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers.

Famous Birthdays in 1754

  • 15th January » Richard Martin (Irish politician) e.g Richard Martin, Irish activist and politician, co-founded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (d. 1834)
  • 24th January » Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (d. 1820)
  • 29th January » Moses Cleaveland, American general, lawyer, and politician, founded Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1806)
  • 30th January » John Lansing, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1829)
  • 2nd February » Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1838)
  • 17th February » Nicolas Baudin, French cartographer and explorer (d. 1803)
  • 15th March » Archibald Menzies, Scottish surgeon and botanist (d. 1842)
  • 23rd March » Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and physicist (d. 1802)
  • 2nd May » Vicente Martín y Soler, Spanish composer (d. 1806)
  • 12th May » Franz Anton Hoffmeister, German composer and publisher (d. 1812)
  • 31st May » Andrea Appiani, Italian painter (d. 1817)
  • 1st June » Ferdinand, Duke of Breisgau (d. 1806)
  • 4th June » Miguel de Azcuénaga, Argentinian soldier (d. 1833)
  • 4th June » Franz Xaver von Zach, Slovak astronomer (d. 1832)
  • 16th June » Salawat Yulayev, Russian poet (d. 1800)
  • 20th June » Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1832)
  • 11th July » Thomas Bowdler, English physician and philanthropist (d. 1825)
  • 20th July » Antoine Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)
  • 18th August » François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (d. 1833)
  • 21st August » William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor, created gas lighting (d. 1839)
  • 21st August » Banastre Tarleton, English general and politician (d. 1833)
  • 23rd August » Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
  • 9th September » William Bligh, English admiral and politician, 4th Governor of New South Wales (d. 1817)
  • 19th September » John Ross Key, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (d. 1821)
  • 16th October » Morgan Lewis (governor) named Morgan Lewis, American general, lawyer, and politician, 3rd Governor of New York (d. 1844)
  • 2nd November » Gaspard de Bernard de Marigny, French general (d. 1794)
  • 27th November » Georg Forster, German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (d. 1794)
  • 2nd December » William Cooper (judge) or William Cooper, American judge and politician, founded Cooperstown, New York (d. 1809)
  • 24th December » George Crabbe, English surgeon, clergyman, and poet (d. 1832)

Famous Deaths in History for 1754

  • 28th January » Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian-Danish historian and philosopher (b. 1684)
  • 5th February » Nicolaas Kruik, Dutch astronomer and cartographer (b. 1678)
  • 16th February » Richard Mead, English physician (b. 1673)
  • 6th March » Henry Pelham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1694)
  • 23rd March » Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian and critic (b. 1693)
  • 2nd April » Thomas Carte, English historian (b. 1686)
  • 9th April » Christian Wolff (philosopher) known as Christian Wolff, German philosopher (b. 1679)
  • 15th April » Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (b. 1676)
  • 14th May » Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French playwright (b. 1692)
  • 23rd May » John Wood, the Elder, English architect, designed The Circus, Bath e.g The Circus and Queen Square (Bath) known as Queen Square (b. 1704)
  • 2nd June » Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish minister and theologian (b. 1680)
  • 4th July » Philippe Néricault Destouches, French playwright and author (b. 1680)
  • 4th October » Tanacharison, American tribal chief (b. 1700)
  • 8th October » Henry Fielding, English author and playwright (b. 1707)
  • 28th October » Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
  • 27th November » Abraham de Moivre, French-English mathematician and theorist (b. 1667)
  • 13th December » Mahmud I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1696)

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