1739 in History – What happened in year 1739

✅ Published on March 30th, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1739 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1739.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1739 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 JanuaryBouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, the most remote island in the world, was discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier.
13 februaryDuring his invasion of the Mughal Empire, the forces of Nader, Shah of Persia, defeated the Mughal army at Karnal within three hours, despite being outnumbered six-to-one.
23 februaryThe identity of English highwayman Dick Turpin, who had beenliving under an alias in York, was uncovered by his formerschoolteacher, who recognised his handwriting, leading to Turpin'sarrest.
09 septemberThe Stono Rebellion, at the time the largest slave rebellion inthe Thirteen Colonies of British America, erupted near Charleston, SouthCarolina.
20 novemberWar of Jenkins' Ear-A British naval force captured the settlement of Portobello in the Spanish Main (modern Panama).
26 MayAfghanistan was separated from India as a result of a treaty between the Mughal emperor Mohammad Shah and Nadir Shah of Iran.
23 SeptemberThe Belgrade peace deal was signed between Russia and Turkey.
22 MarchThe invader Nadir Shah allowed his army to massacre in Delhi. The slaughter lasted 58 days.
01 JanuaryJBC Bouvet de Lausier explored the island of Baveat near Antarctica.
24 FebruaryBattle of Karnal: The army of the Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeated the army of Mohammad Shah, the Mughal Emperor of India.
20 MarchNadir Shah captured the city of Delhi in India and stole all the jewels of the Mayur throne including Koh-Noor.
12 MayJohn Wesley laid the foundation stone of Bristol, the world's first Methodist meeting house in New Room, England.
02 JuneThe Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was established in Stockholm, Sweden.
10 JulyKing George II authorized the Board of Admiralty to seek maritime retaliation against Spain.
23 SeptemberRussia and Turkey signed Belgrade peace treaty.
19 OctoberEngland declared war with Spain.
22 NovemberJenkins War: The Battle of Porto Bello: British maritime armies attacked the Spanish exporting Ponmian silver town of Portobello.


Famous birthdays in the year 1739:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberCarl Ditters von Dittersdorf / Violinist / Austria
02 JuneJabez Bowen / Politician / United States of America
05 NovemberHugh Montgomerie / Politician / Scotland
05 March Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge / Physician / United States of America
11 OctoberGrigory Potemkin / Politician / Russia
12 MayJohann Baptist Wanhal / Composer / Czech Republic
15 February Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart / Architect / France
17 SeptemberJohn Rutledge / Politician / United States of America
19 March Charles-François Lebrun / Politician / France
19 January Joseph Bonomi the Elder / Architect / Italy
25 January Charles François Dumouriez / Politician / France
26 JulyGeorge Clinton / Politician / United States of America
27 SeptemberFrancis Russell / Politician / Ireland
28 AugustAgostino Accorimboni / Composer / Italy
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