1754 in History – What happened in year 1754

✅ Published on March 31st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1754 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 1754.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1754 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 januaryHorace Walpole coined the word 'serendipity' in a letter he wrote to a friend, saying that he derived the term from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip.
28 mayFrench and Indian War-Led by 22-year-old George Washington, acompany of colonial militia from Virginia ambushed a force of 35Canadiens in the Battle of Jumonville Glen.
03 julyFrench and Indian War-George Washington surrendered Fort Necessity in Pennsylvania, the only military surrender in his entire career.
15 JanuaryThe riot occurred in Amsterdam on the burial of the Orangeist leader Daniel Rappe.
25 MarchFor the first time, the Secret Marriage Act of 1753 was enacted in England and Wales over marriage in that jurisdiction on a statutory basis.
30 AprilGuatemalan Sergeant Mayor Melchor de Mencos y Vron and his army defeated the British pirates at the Battle of San Felipe and the Coba Lagoon.
28 MayBattle of Jumonville Glen: The army led by George Washington killed Joseph Coulon de Jumonville, a French Canadian officer.
19 JuneThe Albany Congress was organized by the seven British colonies and the Irkoui Indians.
03 JulyFrench and Indian War: The Battle of Fort Necessity - George Washington surrendered French Captain Loyce Cullen de Villiers to the Fort.
13 DecemberOsman III made Mahmud I the Ottoman Empire king (1754–1757).


Famous birthdays in the year 1754:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayVicente Martín y Soler / Composer / Spain
02 NovemberGaspard de Bernard de Marigny / General / France
02 DecemberWilliam Cooper / Politician / United States of America
02 February Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord / Politician / France
04 JuneFranz Xaver von Zach / Astronomer / Slovakia
04 JuneMiguel de Azcuénaga / Soldier / Argentina
08 AugustHipólito Ruiz López / Botanist / Spain
09 JuneFrancis Mackenzie / Politician / United Kingdom
09 SeptemberWilliam Bligh / Politician / United Kingdom
15 January Richard Martin / Politician / Ireland
15 JuneJuan José Elhuyar / Chemist / Spain
15 March Archibald Menzies / Surgeon / Scotland
16 JuneSalawat Yulayev / Poet / Russia
17 February Nicolas Baudin / Cartographer / France
18 AugustFrançois / Engineer / France
24 January Andrew Ellicott / Soldier / United States of America
24 DecemberGeorge Crabbe / Surgeon / United Kingdom
27 NovemberGeorg Forster / Journalist / Germany
30 January John Lansing / Politician / United States of America
31 MayAndrea Appiani / Painter / Italy
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