1766 in History – What happened in year 1766

In history, year 1766 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 1766.

Know what happened in 1766:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
18 FebruaryA mutiny by captive Madagascans began at sea on the slave ship Meermin, leading to the ship's destruction, and subsequent rulings in the Dutch East India Company's Council of Justice were a 'huge step in the recognition of oppressed people as free-thinking individuals.'
10 NovemberWilliam Franklin, the last Royal Governor of New Jersey, signedthe charter establishing Queen's College, now known as RutgersUniversity.
18 February A mutiny by captive Malagasy began at sea on the slave shipMeermin, leading to the ship's destruction on Cape Agulhas in present-day South Africa and the recapture of the instigators.
18 FebruaryA mutiny by captive Malagasy began at sea on the slave shipMeermin, leading to the ship's destruction on Cape Agulhas in present-day South Africa and the recapture of the instigators.
18 FebruaryA mutiny by captive Malagasy began at sea on the slave ship Meermin, leading to the ship's destruction on Cape Agulhas in present-day South Africa and the recapture of the instigators.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1766:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberJoseph Radetzky von Radetz / Field Marshal / Austria
03 AugustAaron Chorin / Author / Hungary
06 AprilWilhelm von Kobell / Painter / Germany
06 AugustWilliam Hyde Wollaston / Chemist / United Kingdom
06 SeptemberJohn Dalton / Chemist / United Kingdom
06 JulyAlexander Wilson / Poet / United States of America
07 JulyGuillaume Philibert Duhesme / General / France
08 JulyDominique Jean Larrey / Surgeon / France
10 February Benjamin Smith Barton / Physician / United States of America
12 DecemberNikolay Karamzin / Poet / Russia
13 February Thomas Robert Malthus / Scholar / United Kingdom
17 AprilCollin McKinney / Merchant / United States of America
22 AprilGermaine de Staël / Author / France
23 OctoberEmmanuel de Grouchy / General / France
23 DecemberWilhelm Hisinger / Physicist / Sweden
25 SeptemberArmand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis / Politician / France
29 DecemberCharles Macintosh / Chemist / Scotland

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