What Happened In History Year 1770

Historical Events for the Year 1770

  • 5th March » Boston Massacre: Five United States e.g Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot by Kingdom of Great Britain known as British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the Ameri
  • 19th April » Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
  • 19th April » Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI in a proxy marriage known as proxy wedding.
  • 20th April » The Georgia (country) Georgian king, Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian Empire Russian ally Gottlieb Heinrich Totleben Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman Empire Ottoman forces at Battle of Aspindza Aspindza.
  • 29th April » James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
  • 16th May » A 14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis XVI of France e.g Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.
  • 26th May » The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.
  • 11th June » British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 5th July » The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 7th July » The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
  • 21st August » James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Kingdom of Great Britain called Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
  • 22nd August » James Cook names and lands on Possession Island (Queensland) e.g Possession Island, Queensland and claims the east coast of Australia as New South Wales in the name of George III of the United Kingdom known as King George III.
  • 14th November » James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile.

Famous Birthdays in 1770

  • 2nd March » Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French general (d. 1826)
  • 4th March » Joseph Jacotot, French educator and philosopher (d. 1840)
  • 13th March » Daniel Lambert, English animal breeder (d. 1809)
  • 20th March » Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet (d. 1843)
  • 27th March » Sophie Mereau, German author (d. 1806)
  • 3rd April » Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (d. 1843)
  • 7th April » William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)
  • 8th April » John Thomas Campbell, Irish-Australian politician (d. 1830)
  • 9th April » Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)
  • 11th April » George Canning, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
  • 25th April » Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
  • 30th April » David Thompson (explorer) called David Thompson, English-Canadian cartographer and explorer (d. 1857)
  • 10th May » Louis-Nicolas Davout, French general (d. 1823)
  • 22nd May » Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
  • 1st June » Friedrich Laun, German author (d. 1849)
  • 3rd June » Manuel Belgrano, Argentinian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1820)
  • 7th June » Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1828)
  • 20th June » Moses Waddel, American minister and academic (d. 1840)
  • 13th July » Alexander Balashov, Russian general and politician (d. 1837)
  • 1st August » William Clark (explorer) or William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th List of Governors of Missouri known as Governor of Missouri Territory (d. 1838)
  • 3rd August » Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
  • 27th August » Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and academic (d. 1831)
  • 28th August » Johann Karl Simon Morgenstern, German-Livonian philologist and academic (d. 1852)
  • 19th November » Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (d. 1844)

Famous Deaths in History for 1770

  • 7th January » Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician (b. 1695)
  • 20th January » Charles Yorke, English politician (b. 1722)
  • 26th February » Giuseppe Tartini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1692)
  • 5th March » Crispus Attucks, American slave (b. 1723)
  • 27th March » Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (b. 1696)
  • 25th April » Jean-Antoine Nollet, French clergyman and physicist (b. 1700)
  • 30th May » François Boucher, French painter (b. 1703)
  • 23rd June » Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
  • 16th July » Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
  • 27th July » Robert Dinwiddie, English politician (b. 1693)
  • 30th September » Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1695)
  • 30th September » George Whitefield, English-American priest and theologian (b. 1714)
  • 18th October » John Manners, Marquess of Granby, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire (b. 1721)
  • 9th November » John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician (b. 1693)
  • 13th November » George Grenville, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1712)
  • 24th November » Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian and author (b. 1685)
  • 5th December » James Stirling (mathematician) known as James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (b. 1692)

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