1759 in History – What happened in year 1759

In history, year 1759 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 1759.

Know what happened in 1759:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
13 September Seven Years' War-British forces defeated the French at theBattle of the Plains of Abraham near Quebec City, New France, thoughGeneral James Wolfe was mortally wounded.
15 January The British Museum in London, today containing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in the world, opened to the public in Montagu House, Bloomsbury.
13 SeptemberSeven Years' War-British forces defeated the French at theBattle of the Plains of Abraham near Quebec City, New France, thoughGeneral James Wolfe was mortally wounded.
15 JanuaryThe British Museum in London, today containing one of thelargest and most comprehensive collections in the world, opened to thepublic in Montagu House, Bloomsbury.
31 DecemberArthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease at £45 per annum tothe St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin and began brewing Guinness.
13 SeptemberSeven Years' War-British forces defeated the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham near Quebec City, New France, thoughGeneral James Wolfe was mortally wounded.
26 JulyFrench and Indian War: Rather than defend Fort Carillon nearpresent-day Ticonderoga, New York, from an approaching 11,000-manBritish force, French Brigadier General François-Charles de Bourlamaquewithdrew his troops and attempted to blow the fort up.
15 JanuaryThe British Museum in London, today containing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in the world, opened to the public in Montagu House, Bloomsbury.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1759:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 DecemberJames Edward Smith / Botanist / United Kingdom
04 OctoberLouis François Antoine Arbogast / Academic / France
15 SeptemberCornelio Saavedra / Politician / Argentina
15 MayMaria Theresia von Paradis / Pianist / Austria
18 AprilJacques Widerkehr / Composer / France
19 JulyMarianna Auenbrugger / Pianist / Austria
19 SeptemberWilliam Kirby / Priest / United Kingdom
20 MayWilliam Thornton / Architect / United States of America
20 OctoberChauncey Goodrich / Politician / United States of America
20 February Johann Christian Reil / Physician / Germany
21 JuneAlexander J. Dallas / Politician / United States of America
24 AugustWilliam Wilberforce / Politician / United Kingdom
25 OctoberWilliam Grenville / Politician / United Kingdom
25 January Robert Burns / Poet / Scotland
25 OctoberMaria Feodorovna / Queen / Russia
26 OctoberGeorges Danton / Politician / France
27 AprilMary Wollstonecraft / Philosopher / United Kingdom
28 MayWilliam Pitt the Younger / Politician / United Kingdom
31 JulyIgnaz Anton von Indermauer / Nobleman / Austria
31 January François Devienne / Composer / France

More years: 1709 | 1719 | 1729 | 1739 | 1749 | 1759 | 1769 | 1779 | 1789 | 1799 || 1559 | 1659 | 1759 | 1859 | 1959

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