What Happened In History Year 1764

Historical Events for the Year 1764

  • 19th January » John Wilkes is expelled from the House of Commons of the United Kingdom or British House of Commons for seditious libel.
  • 15th February » The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
  • 7th September » Election of Stanislaw August Poniatowski as the last ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 15th October » Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter (Capitoline Hill) named Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'.
  • 9th November » Mary Campbell (colonial settler) e.g Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.

Famous Birthdays in 1764

  • 1st February » George Duff, Scottish captain (d. 1805)
  • 8th February » Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer (d. 1846)
  • 11th February » Joseph Chénier, French poet (d. 1811)
  • 13th March » Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1845)
  • 3rd April » John Abernethy (surgeon) named John Abernethy, English surgeon (d. 1831)
  • 13th April » Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (d. 1830)
  • 1st May » Benjamin Henry Latrobe, English-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1820)
  • 3rd May » Princess Élisabeth of France (d. 1794)
  • 5th May » Robert Craufurd, Scottish general (d. 1812)
  • 15th May » Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, German organist and composer (d. 1827)
  • 28th May » Edward Livingston, American jurist and politician, 11th United States Secretary of State (d. 1836)
  • 19th June » José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan general (d. 1850)
  • 21st June » Sidney Smith (Royal Navy officer) called Sidney Smith, English admiral (d. 1840)
  • 26th June » Jan Paweł Łuszczewski, Polish politician of the Four-Year Sejm and the Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1812)
  • 9th July » Ann Radcliffe, English author (d. 1823)
  • 22nd August » Charles Percier, French architect and interior designer (d. 1838)
  • 11th September » Valentino Fioravanti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1837)
  • 25th September » Fletcher Christian, English sailor (d. 1793)
  • 30th November » Franz Xaver Gerl, Austrian singer and composer (d. 1827)
  • 7th December » Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French general and politician, Minister of Defence (France) named French Minister of War (d. 1841)

Famous Deaths in History for 1764

  • 6th March » Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor called Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1690)
  • 17th March » George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, English astronomer (b. 1695)
  • 30th March » Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1695)
  • 15th April » Madame de Pompadour, French mistress of Louis XV of France (b. 1721)
  • 15th April » Peder Horrebow, Danish astronomer and mathematician (b. 1679)
  • 17th April » Johann Mattheson, German lexicographer and composer (b. 1681)
  • 3rd May » Francesco Algarotti, Italian poet, critic, and philosopher (b. 1712)
  • 29th June » Ralph Allen, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1693)
  • 7th July » William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician, Secretary at War (b. 1683)
  • 23rd July » Gilbert Tennent, Irish-American religious leader (b. 1703)
  • 2nd September » Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer and mathematician (b. 1700)
  • 23rd September » Robert Dodsley, English poet and playwright (b. 1703)
  • 26th September » Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (b. 1676)
  • 2nd October » William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1720)
  • 23rd October » Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1683)
  • 26th October » William Hogarth, English painter and engraver (b. 1697)
  • 20th November » Christian Goldbach, Prussian mathematician and theorist (b. 1690)

Historical events for the year 1764 by month