What Happened In History Year 1757

Historical Events for the Year 1757

  • 5th January » Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be Capital punishment named executed in France by Hanged, drawn and quartered e.g drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital puni
  • 14th March » Admiral John Byng Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch 1747 6 for breach of the Articles of War.
  • 23rd March » Capture of Chandannagar fort by United Kingdom e.g British forces.
  • 6th May » The end of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, and the end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757).
  • 23rd June » Battle of Plassey: Three thousand Kingdom of Great Britain or British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
  • 31st December » Empress Elizabeth I of Russia issues her ukase incorporating Russian Prussia known as Königsberg into Russia.

Famous Birthdays in 1757

  • 11th January » Samuel Bentham, English engineer (d. 1831)
  • 16th January » Richard Goodwin Keats, English admiral (d. 1834)
  • 19th January » Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (d. 1831)
  • 3rd February » Joseph Forlenze, Italian ophthalmologist and surgeon (d. 1833)
  • 6th February » Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Belarus-Polish poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1841)
  • 19th April » Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, English admiral and politician (d. 1833)
  • 22nd April » Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1841)
  • 30th May » Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1844)
  • 5th June » Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist and philosopher (d. 1808)
  • 7th June » Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (d. 1806)
  • 8th June » Ercole Consalvi, Italian cardinal (d. 1824)
  • 18th June » Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-French pianist and composer (d. 1831)
  • 18th June » Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentinian lawyer and politician (d. 1833)
  • 22nd June » George Vancouver, English lieutenant and explorer (d. 1798)
  • 20th July » Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian politician and diplomat (d. 1811)
  • 24th July » Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (d. 1825)
  • 9th August » Thomas Telford, Scottish architect and engineer, designed the Menai Suspension Bridge (d. 1834)
  • 23rd August » Marie Magdalene Charlotte Ackermann, German actress (d. 1775)
  • 6th September » Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, French general (d. 1834)
  • 9th October » Charles X of France (d. 1836)
  • 21st October » Pierre Augereau, French general (d. 1816)
  • 26th October » Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (d. 1823)
  • 1st November » Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor (d. 1822)
  • 3rd November » Robert Smith (Cabinet member) or Robert Smith, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of State (d. 1842)
  • 15th November » Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (d. 1830)
  • 28th November » William Blake, English poet and painter (d. 1827)
  • 25th December » Benjamin Pierce (governor) known as Benjamin Pierce, American general and politician, 17th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1839)

Famous Deaths in History for 1757

  • 9th January » Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (b. 1688)
  • 9th January » Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French author (b. 1657)
  • 19th January » Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish scholar (b. 1674)
  • 1st March » Edward Moore (dramatist) or Edward Moore, English playwright (b. 1712)
  • 8th March » Thomas Blackwell (scholar) or Thomas Blackwell, Scottish scholar (b. 1701)
  • 14th March » John Byng, English admiral (b. 1704)
  • 27th March » Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1717)
  • 6th May » Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1683)
  • 6th May » Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (b. 1684)
  • 26th June » Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
  • 23rd July » Domenico Scarlatti, Italian harpsichord player and composer (b. 1685)
  • 6th August » Ádám Mányoki, Hungarian painter (b. 1673)
  • 28th August » David Hartley (philosopher) or David Hartley, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1705)
  • 17th October » René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French entomologist (b. 1683)
  • 25th October » Antoine Augustin Calmet, French monk and theologian (b. 1672)
  • 30th October » Edward Vernon, English admiral and politician (b. 1684)

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