1752 in History – What happened in year 1752

In history, year 1752 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 1752.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1752:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
29 februaryAlaungpaya, a village chief in Upper Burma, founded the Konbaung Dynasty; by the time of his death, he had unified all of Myanmar, and driven out the French and the British.
14 septemberIn adopting the Gregorian calendar under the terms of theCalendar (New Style) Act 1750, the British Empire skipped eleven days (September 2 was followed directly by September 14).
11 MayThe first fire insurance policy began in Philadelphia, USA.
14 SeptemberBritain left the Julian calendar and adopted the Gregory calendar.
15 JanuaryTobius Smollett published a leaflet accusing Henry Fielding of plagiarism.
03 FebruaryDutch states-general prohibited the export of windmills.
10 MayBenjamin Franklin investigated electric conductors with his kite-flying experiment.
09 JuneThe French army surrendered to the British at Trichipoli.
02 SeptemberCelebrated the last Julian calendar day in Britain and the British colonies.
18 OctoberLe Devin du Gram was published at the Opera House of Russo.
11 NovemberTherese Michelity Academy opened in Vienna


Famous birthdays in the year 1752:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 MayJohn Brooks / Politician / United States of America
04 AprilNiccolò Antonio Zingarelli / Composer / Italy
05 AprilSébastien Érard / Instrument Maker / France
06 DecemberGabriel Duvall / Politician / United States of America
11 MayJohann Friedrich Blumenbach / Physician / Germany
13 JuneFrances Burney / Novelist / United Kingdom
14 MayTimothy Dwight IV / Theologian / United States of America
17 February Friedrich Maximilian Klinger / Author / Germany
18 SeptemberAdrien-Marie Legendre / Mathematician / France
19 NovemberGeorge Rogers Clark / General / United States of America
19 January James Morris III / Naval Officer / United States of America
21 AprilPierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait / Engineer / France
21 AprilHumphry Repton / Author / United Kingdom
21 March Mary Dixon Kies / Inventor / United States of America
22 MayLouis Legendre / Politician / France
23 January Muzio Clementi / Pianist / Italy
25 NovemberJohann Friedrich Reichardt / Composer / Germany
25 February John Graves Simcoe / Politician / Canada
27 JulySamuel Smith / Politician / United States of America
31 January Gouverneur Morris / Politician / United States of America

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