1783 in History – What happened in year 1783

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

In history, year 1783 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 1783.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1783 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 februaryThe first of five strong earthquakes hit the region of Calabria On the Italian Peninsula killing more than 32,000 people over a period of nearly two months.
15 marchA potential uprising in Newburgh, New York, was defused when George Washington asked Continental Army officers to support the supremacy of Congress.
07 juneIceland's Laki craters began an eight-month eruption,triggering major famine and massive fluorine poisoning.
08 juneLaki, a volcano in Iceland started an 8 month-eruption. It poured out estimated 14 K.M.3 basalt lava and poisonous clouds of SO₂ and acid compounds. This calamity caused death of 50% of Iceland's livestock population. The volcanic eruption led to a famine which killed 25% population of Iceland.
08 juneIceland's Laki craters began an eight-month eruption, triggering major famine and massive fluorine poisoning.
24 julyThe Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti and the Russian Empire signed the Treaty of Georgievsk, establishing Georgia as a protectorate of Russia.
04 augustA cataclysmic eruption of Mount Asama, the most active volcanoin Japan, killed roughly 1,400 people and exacerbated a famine,resulting in another 20,000 deaths.
18 augustAn unusually bright meteor procession blazed across the nightsky over Great Britain.
03 septemberGreat Britain and the United States signed the Treaty of Paris,formally ending the American Revolutionary War.
03 SeptemberThe Revolutionary War ended with the Treaty of Paris between the US and Britain.
21 NovemberFor the first time man attempted to fly in the sky by balloon or balloon. There were two people in this balloon, one of them was the physicist Duirez of France. Duarez had planned to fly from the time of his education.
04 FebruaryA massive earthquake in Calabria, Italy, killed 50,000 people.
05 February30,000 people died in a severe earthquake in Calabria, Italy.
01 FebruaryWilliam Herschel announced Lambda Hercules as the star.
05 MarchKing Stanislaus Agustus Ponietowski gave rights to the Jews of Kovno.
03 AprilSweden and the US signed a treaty of amity and commerce.
30 MayThe first daily newspaper in America was published from Philadelphia's Benjamin Tower.
08 JuneThe Lucky Volcano 8-month eruption began in southern Iceland.
24 JulyGeorgia was made patron of Russia.
27 AugustJacques Charles and Les Frères Robert launched the world's first hydrogen-filled balloon, Le Globe, in Paris.
09 SeptemberDickinson College was founded in Carlcel, Pennsylvania.
03 OctoberThe first Waterford crystal glass making business started in Waterford, Ireland.
25 NovemberAmerican Revolutionary War: The last British troops left New York City after 3 months of signing the Treaty of Paris.
04 DecemberUS General George Washington formally bid farewell to his officers at Frances Tavon, New York City.


Famous birthdays in the year 1783:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilWashington Irving / Writer / United States of America
08 SeptemberN. F. S. Grundtvig / Philosopher / Denmark
09 February Vasily Zhukovsky / Poet / Russia
17 SeptemberNadezhda Durova / Soldier / Russia
19 JuneFriedrich Sertürner / Chemist / Germany
20 January Friedrich Dotzauer / Composer / Germany
21 JulyCharles Tristan / General / France
22 MayWilliam Sturgeon / Physicist / United Kingdom
23 AugustWilliam Tierney Clark / Engineer / United Kingdom
23 January Stendhal / Novelist / France
24 JuneJohann Heinrich von Thünen / Economist / Germany
24 JulySimón Bolívar / Politician / Venezuela
25 January William Colgate / Business Man / United Kingdom
25 MayPhilip Pendleton Barbour / Politician / United States of America
26 SeptemberRichard Griffin / Politician / United Kingdom
27 SeptemberAgustín de Iturbide / Emperor / Mexico
29 AprilDavid Cox / Painter / United Kingdom
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