1758 in History – What happened in year 1758

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

In history, year 1758 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 1758.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1758 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 juneSeven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld: British forces defeated French troops at Krefeld in Germany. The Comte de St. Germain, who commanded the French left wing, was nevertheless able to put together a sufficient defence to prevent a complete rout, and the French army retired from the field in relatively good order.
08 julyFrench and Indian War-French forces defeated the British atFort Carillon on the shore of Lake Champlain in the British Colony ofNew York.
11 septemberSeven Years' War-The Battle of Saint Cast took place nearSaint-Cast, with France handing Britain a decisive defeat.
13 decemberWhile transporting Acadians from Prince Edward Island to France, the Duke William sank in the North Atlantic with the loss of over 360 lives, one of the greatest marine disasters in Canadian history.
24 JulyThe then US President George Washington attended the first Assembly of North America in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
09 DecemberThe thirteen-month-long war of Madras began in India. This was the most dangerous war between Britain and France in India.
14 JanuaryThe King of England gave the East India Company the right to retain the property won in battle in India.
17 AprilFrancis Williams the first US Black College graduate) published his poems.
21 MayMary Campbell was kidnapped by Lenape from her home in Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War.
30 JuneThe Domstatal War of the Seven Years War began.
08 JulyThe British forces were subjected to British and colonial attacks at Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
14 AugustBattle of Zorndorf: Prussia defeated Russia in which thousands died.
12 SeptemberThe French astronomer Charles Messier began his Messier catalog by misidentifying the Crab Nebula.
14 OctoberThe Austrian army defeated Prussia at Saxon, Battle of Hachkirk.
25 NovemberBritain captured Fort Duquenne from Frank (later Fort Pitt / Pittsburgh).
31 DecemberThe British Expeditionary Army occupied Gore Dakar) Senegal.


Famous birthdays in the year 1758:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 MayMaximilien Robespierre / Politician / France
06 MayAndré Masséna / General / France
06 February Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz / Poet / Poland
07 February Benedikt Schack / Composer / Czech Republic
08 AugustFriedrich Georg Weitsch / Painter / Germany
09 March Franz Joseph Gall / Physiologist / Germany
10 SeptemberHannah Webster Foster / Author / United States of America
11 OctoberHeinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers / Physician / Germany
11 DecemberCarl Friedrich Zelter / Composer / Germany
14 AugustCarle Vernet / Painter / France
16 NovemberPeter Andreas Heiberg / Author / Denmark
17 MaySir John St Aubyn / Politician / United Kingdom
19 AprilWilliam Carnegie / Army Officer / Scotland
20 SeptemberJean-Jacques Dessalines / Emperor / Haiti
23 DecemberNathan Wilson / Politician / United States of America
25 SeptemberJosepha Barbara Auernhammer / Pianist / Austria
25 NovemberJohn Armstrong / Politician / United States of America
26 SeptemberCosme Argerich / Physician / Argentina
28 AprilJames Monroe / Lawyer / United States of America
29 AprilGeorg Carl von Döbeln / General / Sweden
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