1755 in History – What happened in year 1755

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

In history, year 1755 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 1755.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1755 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 aprilA naval fleet led by Commodore William James of the East IndiaCompany captured the fortress Suvarnadurg from the Marathas.
15 aprilA Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson was first published, becoming one of the most influential dictionaries in the history of English.
16 juneThe French surrendered Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians during the French and Indian war. Fort Beauséjour was one of several French forts erected after King George's War (1748) to strengthen the French position in North America against the British.
10 augustThe first wave of the Expulsion of the Acadians from thepresent-day Canadian Maritime provinces by the British began with theBay of Fundy Campaign at Chignecto.
08 septemberFrench and Indian War-British and French forces and theirrespective Indian allies fought to a draw in the Battle of Lake George.
01 NovemberThe earthquake in Portugal's capital, Lisbon, killed more than 50,000 people.
12 MarchIn America, the first steam engines were used to extract water from the mine.
25 JanuaryMoscow University was established.
13 FebruaryThe kingdom of Mataram on Java was divided into two parts, the Sultanate of Yogakarta and the Sunnets of Surakarta.
12 MarchThe first steam locomotive was manufactured in the US.
15 AprilSamuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" was published in London.
30 JuneThe Philippines closed all non-Catholic Chinese restaurants.
09 JulyBritish General Edward Braddock was seriously wounded during the French and Indian War.
10 AugustThe academy's expulsion began with the Bay of Fundy campaign.
19 SeptemberGreat Britain and Russia signed military agreements.
01 NovemberAn earthquake in Lisbon killed more than 50,000 people.
02 DecemberThe second ring lighthouse was destroyed by fire.


Famous birthdays in the year 1755:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilJean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin / Politician / France
02 NovemberMarie Antoinette / Queen / Austria
04 SeptemberAxel von Fersen the Younger / Politician / Sweden
06 NovemberStanisław Staszic / Philosopher / Poland
09 SeptemberBenjamin Bourne / Politician / United States of America
10 MayRobert Gray / Explorer / United States of America
10 AprilSamuel Hahnemann / Physician / Germany
11 AprilJames Parkinson / Surgeon / United Kingdom
12 MayGiovanni Battista Viotti / Violinist / Italy
14 JulyMichel de Beaupuy / General / France
15 JuneAntoine François / Chemist / France
16 AprilLouise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun / Painter / France
21 MayAlfred Moore / Lawyer / United States of America
22 JulyGaspard de Prony / Engineer / France
24 JuneAnacharsis Cloots / Activist / France
25 February François René Mallarmé / Politician / France
25 January Paolo Mascagni / Physician / Italy
27 AprilMarc-Antoine Parseval / Mathematician / France
28 January Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring / Physician / Germany
30 JunePaul Barras / Politician / France
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