1764 in History – What happened in year 1764

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

In history, year 1764 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 1764.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1764 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
19 januaryEnglish radical and politician John Wilkes was expelled from the British Parliament and declared an outlaw for seditious libel.
15 octoberEnglish historian Edward Gibbon observed friars singing Vespersat Capitoline Hill in Rome, inspiring him to write The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
23 OctoberMir Qasim was defeated in the battle of Buxar.
15 FebruaryThe city of St. Louis was founded in America.
19 JanuaryJohn Wilkes was expelled from the House of Commons in Great Britain for treason.
15 FebruaryThe American city of St. Louis was established.
05 AprilThe Chinese Act was passed in Great Britain.
05 MaySmolny Institute was established in St. Petersburg for Noble Girls.
29 JuneA level 5 tornado reached Germany.
23 JulyJames Otis published his views on taxation without representation.
07 SeptemberStanisov August Ponietowski was elected as the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
15 OctoberEdward Gibbon saw a group of gangsters at the ruined temple of Jupiter in Rome, encouraging him to begin work on the history of the Roman Empire and the History of the Decline and Fall of the Division.
26 NovemberFrance prohibited the Jesuit Anord.


Famous birthdays in the year 1764:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilJohn Abernethy / Surgeon / United Kingdom
04 MayRobert Craufurd / Politician / Scotland
05 MayRobert Craufurd / Politician / Scotland
07 DecemberClaude Victor-Perrin / Politician / France
08 February Joseph Leopold Eybler / Composer / Austria
09 JulyAnn Radcliffe / Poet / United Kingdom
10 NovemberAndrés Manuel del Rio / Scientist / Mexico
11 SeptemberValentino Fioravanti / Composer / Italy
11 February Joseph Chénier / Poet / France
13 March Charles Grey / Politician / United Kingdom
13 AugustLouis Baraguey d'Hilliers / General / France
13 AprilLaurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr / Politician / France
15 MayJohann Nepomuk Kalcher / Composer / Germany
18 January Samuel Whitbread / Politician / United Kingdom
21 JuneSidney Smith / Politician / United Kingdom
22 AugustCharles Percier / Architect / France
25 SeptemberFletcher Christian / Sailor / United Kingdom
26 JuneJan Paweł Łuszczewski / Politician / Poland
28 MayEdward Livingston / Politician / United States of America
30 NovemberFranz Xaver Gerl / Singer / Austria
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