1759 in History – What happened in year 1759

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

In history, year 1759 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 1759.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1759 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 januaryThe British Museum in London, today containing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in the world, opened to the public in Montagu House, Bloomsbury.
26 julyFrench and Indian War: Rather than defend Fort Carillon nearpresent-day Ticonderoga, New York, from an approaching 11,000-manBritish force, French Brigadier General François-Charles de Bourlamaquewithdrew his troops and attempted to blow the fort up.
31 decemberArthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease at £45 per annum to the St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin and began brewing Guinness.
31 MayAll theater programs were banned in the US North Eastern province of Pennsylvania.
31 OctoberThe earthquake in Safed in Palestine killed 100 people.
24 NovemberThe volcano erupted on the Visuvius mountain peak in Italy.
25 NovemberThe devastating earthquake devastated the cities of Beirut and Damascus, killing around forty thousand people.
10 AugustKarlos III became Emperor of Spain.
15 JanuaryThe British Museum was established at Monteguve House in London.
15 JanuaryThe British Museum opened in Montegu House, London after 6 years of development.
28 FebruaryPope Clement XIII allowed the Bible to be translated into various languages.
13 MarchThe percolation passage of the 27th orbiter of Haley's comet was interpreted.
13 AprilFrench defeated European allies in battle of Bergen
31 MayAll theaters in the province of Pennsylvania banned productions.
27 JuneBritish General James Wolfe started the siege of Quebec.
25 JulyDuring the 7 years war, the British captured Fort Niagara from the French.
10 AugustCarlos III became king of Spain.
13 SeptemberThe British defeated the French army on the plains of Abraham.
31 OctoberWhite, hundred killed due to earthquake in Palestine.
29 NovemberDelhi's Emperor Alamgir II murdered
13 DecemberFirst music store opened in the US (Philadelphia).


Famous birthdays in the year 1759:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 DecemberJames Edward Smith / Botanist / United Kingdom
04 OctoberLouis François Antoine Arbogast / Academic / France
10 NovemberFriedrich Schiller / Poet / Germany
15 February Friedrich August Wolf / Philologist / Germany
15 SeptemberCornelio Saavedra / Politician / Argentina
18 AprilJacques Widerkehr / Composer / France
19 JulySeraphim of Sarov / Monk / Russia
19 JulyMarianna Auenbrugger / Pianist / Austria
19 SeptemberWilliam Kirby / Priest / United Kingdom
20 OctoberChauncey Goodrich / Politician / United States of America
20 MayWilliam Thornton / Architect / United States of America
20 February Johann Christian Reil / Physician / Germany
21 JuneAlexander J. Dallas / Politician / United States of America
24 AugustWilliam Wilberforce / Politician / United Kingdom
25 OctoberWilliam Grenville / Politician / United Kingdom
26 OctoberGeorges Danton / Politician / France
27 AprilMary Wollstonecraft / Philosopher / United Kingdom
28 MayWilliam Pitt the Younger / Politician / United Kingdom
31 January François Devienne / Composer / France
31 JulyIgnaz Anton von Indermauer / Nobleman / Austria
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