1756 in History – What happened in year 1756

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

In history, year 1756 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 1756.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1756 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
20 juneA group of British soldiers along with Halvel were imprisoned by some rebellions in a suffocating cell that gained notoriety as the ""Black Hole of Calcutta." The Black Hole of Calcutta was a small dungeon in the old Fort William in Calcutta, India, where troops of the Nawab of Bengal, Siraj ud-Daulah, held British prisoners of war after the capture of the fort.
20 juneA garrison of the British army in India was imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta in conditions so cramped that at least 43 died.
17 MayPortugal's famous investigative sailor Vasco da Gama first arrived near Calicut.
18 MayBritain declares war against France.
21 JuneThe British army led by John Z. Hallwell surrendered to Nabav Siraj-ud-Daula of Bengal. In a brutal incident that same night, 123 British prisoners died.
09 AprilNawab Ali Vardi Khan of Bengal died at the age of 80.
27 JanuaryBritain and Prussia signed the Treaty of Westminster.
17 MarchSt. Patrick's Day was first celebrated in New York City.
12 AprilSeven Years War: Minorca invaded the French at this time under British control.
18 MayGreat Britain declared war against France.
20 JuneSiraj ud-Daula Nawab of Bengal sought Calcutta from the British.
30 JulyBartolomeo Rastraly built the newly built Catherine Palace to Queen Elizabeth and her courtiers.
29 AugustThe invasion of Persia's Frederick II Saxony began a seven-year war on the continent.
22 SeptemberNassau Hall opened at Princeton University.
14 OctoberAn agreement of friendship and trade was signed by Sultan Osman III, and King Frederick V. Denmark appointed an extraordinary representative for the Ottoman Empire.
31 DecemberRussia joins Versailles's alliance.


Famous birthdays in the year 1756:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 March William Godwin / Author / United Kingdom
04 March Henry Raeburn / Painter / Scotland
06 JuneJohn Trumbull / Soldier / United States of America
06 February Aaron Burr / Politician / United States of America
13 JulyThomas Rowlandson / Artist / United Kingdom
13 OctoberJames Gambier / Politician / United Kingdom
13 AugustJames Gillray / Caricaturist / United Kingdom
18 NovemberThomas Burgess / Philosopher / United Kingdom
20 JuneJoseph Martin Kraus / Educator / Germany
21 SeptemberJohn Loudon McAdam / Engineer / Scotland
27 January Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Pianist / Austria
29 AugustCount Heinrich von Bellegarde / Politician / Austria
29 January Henry Lee III / Politician / United States of America
29 AugustJan Śniadecki / Mathematician / Poland
30 NovemberErnst Chladni / Author / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1756:

YearName / Profession / Country
17 AprilDheeran Chinnamalai / Commander / India
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