1769 in History – What happened in year 1769

✅ Published on April 1st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1769 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 1769.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1769 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 marchFrench astronomer Charles Messier first noted the Orion Nebula, a bright nebula situated south of Orion's Belt, later cataloguing it as Messier 42 in his list of Messier objects.
14 julySpanish soldier Gaspar de Portolà led the first European landexpedition to present-day California.
16 julySpanish friar Junípero Serra founded Mission San Diego deAlcalá, the first Franciscan mission in the Alta California region ofNew Spain.
13 decemberDartmouth College in present-day Hanover, New Hampshire, US,was established by a Royal Charter and became the last universityfounded in the Thirteen Colonies before the American Revolution.
22 decemberHaving been soundly defeated in battle, the Qing dynasty agreed to terms of the truce, ending the Sino-Burmese War.
18 MayThe East India Company imposed several restrictions on the weavers of Bengal.
08 OctoberCaptain Cook stepped into New Zealand.
16 JanuaryThe first planned horse racing was organized in Accra, Calcutta (now Kolkata).
16 FebruaryThe first planned horse racing was organized in Accra, Calcutta (now Kolkata).
17 MarchThe British East India Company banned the weavers of Bengal.
17 MarchThe East India Company imposed a variety of restrictions on the weavers to ruin Bengal's textile industry.
22 AprilMadame du Barry became the "official" mistress of King Louis XV.
19 MayPope Clement XIV was elected as the 249th Pope in place of Pope Clement XIII.
07 JuneDaniel Boon begins his search for the Bluegrass State of Kentucky.
16 JulyFather Junipero Serra found the first mission in California, Mission San Diego.
15 AugustOn 15 August 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born in the Abyss. He was a French military officer and political leader.
18 SeptemberJohn Harris of Boston, Massachusetts created the first spinet piano.
08 OctoberCaptain James Cook New Zealand Poverty Bay) reached.
22 DecemberSino-Burmese War 1765–69) ended by conflict.


Famous birthdays in the year 1769:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Jane Marcet / Writer / Britain
01 March François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers / General / France
02 March DeWitt Clinton / Politician / United States of America
03 AprilChristian Günther von Bernstorff / Politician / Prussia
05 SeptemberJohn Shortland / Commander / United Kingdom
06 OctoberIsaac Brock / Politician / United Kingdom
07 OctoberSolomon Sibley / Lawyer / United States of America
09 February George W. Campbell / Politician / United States of America
10 March Joseph Williamson / Business Man / United Kingdom
10 AprilJean Lannes / Marshal / France
10 January Michel Ney / General / France
13 AprilThomas Lawrence / Painter / United Kingdom
13 DecemberJames Scarlett Abinger / Judge / United Kingdom
13 February Ivan Krylov / Poet / Russia
14 AprilBarthélemy Catherine Joubert / General / France
18 JuneRobert Stewart / Politician / United Kingdom
20 MayAndreas Vokos Miaoulis / Politician / Greece
23 March Augustin Daniel Belliard / Diplomat / France
23 AugustGeorges Cuvier / Academic / France
26 DecemberErnst Moritz Arndt / Poet / Germany
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