1754 in History – What happened in year 1754

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
04 JuneFranz Xaver von Zach / Astronomer / Slovakia
09 JuneFrancis Mackenzie / Politician / United Kingdom
09 SeptemberWilliam Bligh / Politician / United Kingdom
11 JulyThomas Bowdler / Physician / United Kingdom
12 MayFranz Anton Hoffmeister / Composer / Germany
15 JuneJuan José Elhuyar / Chemist / Spain
15 January Richard Martin / Politician / Ireland
16 OctoberMorgan Lewis / Lawyer / United States of America
17 February Nicolas Baudin / Cartographer / France
18 AugustFrançois / Engineer / France
19 SeptemberJohn Ross Key / Lawyer / United States of America
21 AugustWilliam Murdoch / Engineer / Scotland
23 March Jurij Vega / Mathematician / Slovenia
24 January Andrew Ellicott / Soldier / United States of America
24 DecemberGeorge Crabbe / Surgeon / United Kingdom
27 NovemberGeorg Forster / Journalist / Germany
28 OctoberJohn Laurens / Soldier / United States of America
31 MayAndrea Appiani / Painter / Italy

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