1757 in History – What happened in year 1757

In history, year 1757 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 1757.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1757:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 januaryLouis XV of France survived an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, who later became the last person to be executed in the country by drawing and quartering.
14 marchBritish Royal Navy Admiral John Byng was court-martialled andexecuted by firing squad when he failed to 'do his utmost' during theBattle of Minorca at the start of the Seven Years' War.
02 mayKonbaung forces captured the city of Bago, Burma, to end the Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War.
06 mayEnglish poet Christopher Smart was admitted into St Luke'sHospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement tomental asylums.
23 juneThe Battle of Plassey started between Robert Clive, in-charge of British army, and Nawab of Bengal, Siraj -Ud -Daula. In this battle Robert Clive won control of Bengal. The Battle of Plassey was a decisive victory of the British East India Company over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies. The battle established the Company rule in Bengal which expanded over much of India for the next hundred years.
02 julyNawab Siraj-ud-Daula was captured and assassinated. He was stabbed with a knife by Muhammad Beg at the instance of Miran. Siraj ud-Daulah was the last independent Nawab of Bengal. The end of his reign is noticeable with the start of British East India Company rule in Bengal and later almost all over the South Asia.
23 JuneIn the Battle of Plassey, Siraj-Daula attacked the British army led by Clive, in which he suffered defeat.
16 OctoberThe Austrian army captured Berlin, the capital of Germany.
19 AugustThe first one rupee coin of the East India Company was made in the Calcutta mint.
20 DecemberLord Clive was made the Governor of Bengal.
02 JanuaryRobert Clive took Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula back to Calcutta (now Kolkata).
06 FebruaryBritish scientist Joseph Black discovered carbonic gas.
02 JanuaryBritain annexed Calcutta after fighting in the Seven Years War.
06 AprilThe British King George II rejected Minister of State Southern Department) William Pitt the Elder.
06 MayBattle of Prague: Prussian forces defeated Frederick II's Austrian army.
23 JuneRobert Clive defeated the army under the leadership of Surja Doval Plassey, winning control of Bengal.
26 JulyBattle over Hustenbeck: French army lost to King of Cumberland.
09 AugustThe Seven Years War - Battle of Gross-Jjerdorff: A Porschean army under Hans von Lehwald defeated by the Russian army of Marshal Stepan Erpexin.
16 OctoberAustrian troops occupied Berlin.
28 NovemberBritain condemned the convention of Kloster-Zeven.
05 DecemberBattle of Luton: The Prussian army beheaded the Austrian.


Famous birthdays in the year 1757:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberAntonio Canova / Educator / Italy
03 NovemberRobert Smith / Lawyer / United States of America
03 February Joseph Forlenze / Surgeon / Italy
03 MayManuel Tolsá / Director / Spain
05 JunePierre Jean George Cabanis / Philosopher / France
06 SeptemberGilbert du Motier / General / France
08 JuneErcole Consalvi / Cardinal / Italy
09 AugustThomas Telford / Engineer / Scotland
09 AugustElizabeth Schuyler Hamilton / Humanitarian / United States of America
11 January Samuel Bentham / Engineer / United Kingdom
15 NovemberHeinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher / Surgeon / Denmark
18 JuneGervasio Antonio de Posadas / Politician / Argentina
18 JuneIgnaz Pleyel / Painist / France
20 JulyGarsevan Chavchavadze / Politician / Georgia
21 OctoberPierre Augereau / General / France
22 JuneGeorge Vancouver / Lieutenant / United Kingdom
22 AprilAlessandro Rolla / Violinist / Italy
25 DecemberBenjamin Pierce / Politician / United States of America
28 NovemberWilliam Blake / Poet / United Kingdom
30 MayHenry Addington / Politician / United Kingdom

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