1771 in History – What happened in year 1771

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

In history, year 1771 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 1771.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1771 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 mayThe Battle of Alamance—the final battle of the War of theRegulation, a rebellion in colonial North Carolina over issues oftaxation and local control—was fought.
16 mayThe Battle of Alamance-the final battle of the War of the Regulation, a rebellion in colonial North Carolina over issues of taxation and local control—was fought.
17 julyDene men, acting as guides to Samuel Hearne on his explorationof the Coppermine River in present-day Nunavut, Canada, massacred agroup of about 20 Copper Inuit.
13 JulyThe famous British navigator James Cook's historic journey to Earth's southern hemisphere ended after three years.
25 DecemberThe Mughal ruler Shah Alam II ascended the throne of Delhi under the patronage of the Marathas.
12 FebruaryGustav III became king of Sweden.
09 JanuaryEmperor Go-Momozono accepted the throne of Japan after the abduction of his maasi.
12 FebruaryGustav III became king of Sweden.
15 MarchThe Society of Civil Engineers first met in London), the oldest engineering society in the world.
07 MaySamuel Hearn Discovered Canada's Copper Mean River
14 JulyMission San Antonio de Padua was established in California.
02 JuneArmida, presented an Oparek Drama Per Music by Antonio Salieri at Vietana Bergtheater.
08 AugustThe first record city cricket match was played at Horsham in England.
08 SeptemberMission San Gabriel Arcancy was established in California.
09 OctoberThe merchant ship Whowa Maria sank near the coast of Finland.
16 NovemberThe West Indian Company and Amsterdam divided Suriname.


Famous birthdays in the year 1771:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberPierre Baillot / Violinist / France
01 JulyFerdinando Paer / Composer / Italy
11 MayLaskarina Bouboulina / Army Officer / Greece
11 SeptemberMungo Park / Surgeon / Scotland
12 JunePatrick Gass / Sergeant / United States of America
13 AprilRichard Trevithick / Engineer / United Kingdom
14 MayRobert Owen / Business Man / United Kingdom
14 MayThomas Wedgwood / Photographer / United Kingdom
14 NovemberMarie François Xavier Bichat / Anatomist / France
15 AprilNicolas Chopin / Educator / France
15 AugustWalter Scott / Writer / Scotland
19 JuneJoseph Diaz Gergonne / Philosopher / France
19 JulyThomas Talbot / Politician / Ireland
20 JuneThomas Douglas / Politician / Scotland
20 March Heinrich Clauren / Author / Germany
20 JuneHermann von Boyen / Politician / Russia
22 AugustHenry Maudslay / Engineer / United Kingdom
24 JuneÉleuthère Irénée du Pont / Chemist / France
25 SeptemberNikolay Raevsky / Politician / Russia
25 DecemberDorothy Wordsworth / Poet / United Kingdom
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