1772 in History – What happened in year 1772

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

In history, year 1772 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 1772.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1772 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 juneIn an act of defiance against the Navigation Acts, Americanpatriots led by Abraham Whipple attacked and burned the British schoonerGaspée.
22 MayBirth of renowned social reformer Rajaram Mohan Roy. He started the Brahmo Samaj movement and raised his voice against evils like child marriage and sati system.
18 NovemberPeshwa Madhavrao I died and was succeeded by his younger brother Narayan Rao.
13 AprilWarren Hastings was appointed chairman of the Bengal Committee of the East India Company.
01 JanuaryThe first passenger checkcase started selling in London, it could be used in 90 European cities.
17 FebruaryPoland's first division was signed in Vienna by Austria, Prussia and Russia.
13 MarchGotthold Lessing's "Emilia Gallotti" premiered in Brunswick.
30 AprilJohn Clayes obtained a patent of the first scale.
11 MayThe Amsterdam theater was destroyed by fire, killing 18 people and injuring several others.
09 JuneThe first naval attack of the Revolutionary War took place in Providence, Rhode Island.
13 JulyCaptain James Cook embarked on his second voyage to the South Sea.
21 AugustIn Sweden, Gustav III ended the rule of the 50-year-old parliament and established dictatorship.
26 SeptemberPassed the bill in New Jersey, which would require a license to practice medicine.
30 OctoberCaptain James Cook came to Capetown with a ship resolution.
02 NovemberBoston: Anti-English Committee of Correspondence was formed.
22 DecemberThe first schoolhouse west of the Moravian missionary Allegheny was built.

Famous birthdays in the year 1772:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayNovalis / Poet / Germany
03 MayFriedrich Arnold Brockhaus / Publisher / Germany
05 SeptemberFath-Ali Shah Qajar / King / Iran
06 February George Murray / Politician / Scotland
07 AprilCharles Fourier / Author / France
08 NovemberWilliam Wirt / Politician / United States of America
10 March Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel / Poet / Germany
12 January Mikhail Speransky / Politician / Russia
15 AprilÉtienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire / Biologist / France
18 AprilDavid Ricardo / Politician / Britain
20 AprilWilliam Lawless / General / Ireland
20 MaySir William Congreve / Politician / United Kingdom
21 OctoberSamuel Taylor Coleridge / Poet / United Kingdom
25 OctoberGéraud Duroc / Diplomat / France
28 NovemberLuke Howard / Chemist / United Kingdom

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1772:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 MayRam Mohan Roy / Philosopher / India
22 MayRaja Ram Mohan Roy / Social Worker / India
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