What Happened In History Year 1758

Historical Events for the Year 1758

  • 4th February » Macapá is founded.
  • 21st May » Ten-year-old Mary Campbell (colonial settler) named Mary Campbell is abducted in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War. She is returned six and a half years later.
  • 8th July » French forces hold Fort Carillon against the Kingdom of Great Britain or British at Ticonderoga, New York.
  • 26th July » French and Indian War: the Siege of Louisbourg (1758) called Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
  • 29th August » The first American Indian reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
  • 25th November » French and Indian War: Kingdom of Great Britain called British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control. Later, Fort Pitt (Pennsylvania) called Fort Pitt will be built nearby and grow into modern Pittsburgh.
  • 13th December » The English transport ship 'Duke William (ship) e.g Duke William' sinks in the North Atlantic, List of maritime disasters Pre World War I e.g killing over 360 people.

Famous Birthdays in 1758

  • 7th February » Benedikt Schack, Czech tenor and composer (d. 1826)
  • 9th March » Franz Joseph Gall, German neuroanatomist and physiologist (d. 1828)
  • 19th April » William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Scottish admiral (d. 1831)
  • 28th April » James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
  • 29th April » Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish general (d. 1820)
  • 30th April » Emmanuel Vitale, Maltese commander and politician (d. 1802)
  • 6th May » Maximilien de Robespierre, French lawyer and politician (d. 1794)
  • 6th May » André Masséna, French general (d. 1817)
  • 17th May » Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Baronet, English politician (d. 1839)
  • 14th August » Carle Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 24th August » Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794)
  • 25th August » Franz Teyber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1810)
  • 10th September » Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
  • 20th September » Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian emperor (d. 1806)
  • 21st September » Christopher Gore, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)
  • 25th September » Josepha Barbara Auernhammer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1820)
  • 26th September » Cosme Argerich, Argentinian physician (d. 1820)
  • 29th September » Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, English admiral (d. 1805)
  • 11th October » Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, German physician and astronomer (d. 1840)
  • 16th October » Noah Webster, American lexicographer and author (d. 1843)
  • 16th November » Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish philologist and author (d. 1841)
  • 25th November » John Armstrong, Jr., American soldier and politician (d. 1843)
  • 11th December » Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1832)
  • 23rd December » Nathan Wilson, American soldier and politician (d. 1834)

Famous Deaths in History for 1758

  • 7th January » Allan Ramsay (1686-1758) named Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (b. 1686)
  • 10th February » Thomas Ripley (architect) called Thomas Ripley, English architect (b. 1682)
  • 2nd March » Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (b. 1679)
  • 6th March » Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (b. 1705)
  • 22nd March » Jonathan Edwards (theologian) known as Jonathan Edwards, American minister and theologian (b. 1703)
  • 22nd March » Richard Leveridge, English opera singer and composer (b. 1670)
  • 22nd April » Antoine de Jussieu, French biologist (b. 1686)
  • 3rd May » Pope Benedict XIV (b. 1675)
  • 12th June » Prince Augustus William of Prussia (b. 1722)
  • 6th July » George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, English general and politician (b. 1725)
  • 15th August » Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (b. 1698)
  • 12th October » Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, Irish field marshal and politician (b. 1680)
  • 14th October » James Francis Edward Keith, Scottish-Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)
  • 20th November » Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer (b. 1694)
  • 22nd November » Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (db. 1680)
  • 27th November » Senesino, Italian opera singer (b. 1686)
  • 5th December » Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer (b. 1688)
  • 13th December » Noël Doiron, Canadian Acadia leader (b. 1684)
  • 25th December » James Hervey, English priest and author (b. 1714)

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