1739 in History – What happened in year 1739

In history, year 1739 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 1739.

Know what happened in 1739:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 FebruaryThe identity of English highwayman Dick Turpin, who had been living under an alias in York, was uncovered by his former schoolteacher, who recognised his handwriting, leading to Turpin's arrest.
09 SeptemberThe Stono Rebellion, at the time the largest slave rebellion inthe Thirteen Colonies of British America, erupted near Charleston, SouthCarolina.
23 FebruaryThe identity of English highwayman Dick Turpin, who had beenliving under an alias in York, was uncovered by his formerschoolteacher, who recognised his handwriting, leading to Turpin'sarrest.
09 SeptemberThe Stono Rebellion, at the time the largest slave rebellion inthe Thirteen Colonies of British America, erupted near Charleston, SouthCarolina.
20 NovemberWar of Jenkins' Ear-A British naval force captured the settlement of Portobello in the Spanish Main (modern Panama).
09 SeptemberThe Stono Rebellion, at the time the largest slave rebellion inthe Thirteen Colonies of British America, erupted near Charleston, SouthCarolina.
23 FebruaryThe identity of English highwayman Dick Turpin, who had beenliving under an alias in York, was uncovered by his formerschoolteacher, who recognised his handwriting, leading to Turpin'sarrest.
01 JanuaryBouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, the most remoteisland in the world, was discovered by French explorer Jean-BaptisteCharles Bouvet de Lozier.
13 FebruaryDuring his invasion of the Mughal Empire, the forces of Nader, Shah of Persia, defeated the Mughal army at Karnal within three hours, despite being outnumbered six-to-one.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1739:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberCarl Ditters von Dittersdorf / Violinist / Austria
02 JuneJabez Bowen / Politician / United States of America
05 March Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge / Physician / United States of America
05 NovemberHugh Montgomerie / Politician / Scotland
11 OctoberGrigory Potemkin / Politician / Russia
12 MayJohann Baptist Wanhal / Composer / Czech Republic
15 February Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart / Architect / France
17 SeptemberJohn Rutledge / Politician / United States of America
19 March Charles-François Lebrun / Politician / France
19 January Joseph Bonomi the Elder / Architect / Italy
25 January Charles François Dumouriez / Politician / France
26 JulyGeorge Clinton / Politician / United States of America
27 SeptemberFrancis Russell / Politician / Ireland
28 AugustAgostino Accorimboni / Composer / Italy

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