What Happened In History Year 1762
Historical Events for the Year 1762
- 4th January » Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
- 10th March » French Huguenot Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform.
- 5th May » Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of Saint Petersburg (1762) known as Treaty of St. Petersburg.
- 22nd May » Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg (1762) known as Treaty of Hamburg.
- 6th June » British forces begin a siege of Havana and temporarily capture the city in the Battle of Havana (1762) named Battle of Havana.
- 17th July » Catherine the Great called Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.
Famous Birthdays in 1762
- 5th January » Constanze Mozart, German wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
- 20th January » Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny, Belgian-French composer and theorist (d. 1842)
- 8th February » Gia Long, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1820)
- 24th February » Charles Frederick Horn, German-English composer and educator (d. 1830)
- 13th March » Anine Frølich, Danish ballerina (d. 1784)
- 24th March » Marcos Portugal, Portuguese composer (d. 1830)
- 4th April » Stephen Storace, English actor and composer (d. 1796)
- 10th April » Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (d. 1834)
- 29th April » Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French general (d. 1833)
- 19th May » Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher and academic (d. 1814)
- 22nd May » Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst, English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1834)
- 1st June » Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish missionary (d. 1844)
- 20th July » Jakob Haibel, Austrian tenor and composer (d. 1826)
- 12th August » George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
- 22nd September » Elizabeth Simcoe, English-Canadian painter and author (d. 1850)
- 1st October » Anton Bernolák, Slovak priest and linguist (d. 1813)
- 15th October » Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer and educator (d. 1820)
- 16th October » Paul Hamilton (politician) called Paul Hamilton, American soldier and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1816)
- 21st October » Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch general, lawyer, and politician, 36th Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1818)
- 23rd October » Samuel Morey, American engineer (d. 1843)
- 30th October » André Chénier, Turkish-French poet (d. 1794)
- 1st November » Spencer Perceval, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1812)
Famous Deaths in History for 1762
- 5th January » Elizabeth of Russia (b. 1709)
- 11th February » Johann Tobias Krebs, German organist and composer (b. 1690)
- 12th February » Laurent Belissen, French composer (b. 1693)
- 4th March » Johannes Zick, German painter (b. 1702)
- 21st March » Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (b. 1713)
- 26th May » Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher and academic (b. 1714)
- 17th June » Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French poet and playwright (b. 1674)
- 19th June » Johann Ernst Eberlin, German organist and composer (b. 1702)
- 13th July » James Bradley, English priest and astronomer (b. 1693)
- 17th July » Peter III of Russia (b. 1728)
- 28th July » George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset (b. 1691)
- 31st July » Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla Spanish sailor and commander (b. 1711)
- 20th August » Shah Waliullah, Indian scholar (b. 1703)
- 17th September » Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1687)
- 6th October » Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1684)
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