1769 in History – What happened in year 1769


In history, year 1769 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 1769.

Know what happened in 1769:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 March French astronomer Charles Messier first noted the Orion Nebula , a bright nebula visible to the naked eye in the night sky situated south of Orion's Belt, later cataloguing it as Messier 42 in his list of Messier objects.
14 JulySpanish soldier Gaspar de Portolá led the first European landexpedition to present-day California.
16 JulySpanish friar Junípero Serra founded Mission San Diego deAlcalá (pictured), the first Franciscan mission in the Alta Californiaregion of New Spain.
22 DecemberHaving been soundly defeated in battle, the Qing dynasty agreed to terms of truce, ending the Sino-Burmese War.
13 DecemberDartmouth College in present-day Hanover, New Hampshire, US,was established by a Royal Charter and became the last universityfounded in the Thirteen Colonies before the American Revolution.
22 DecemberHaving been soundly defeated in battle, the Qing dynasty agreed to terms of truce, ending the Sino-Burmese War.
14 JulySpanish soldier Gaspar de Portolà led the first European landexpedition to present-day California.
16 JulySpanish friar Junípero Serra founded Mission San Diego deAlcalá, the first Franciscan mission in the Alta California region ofNew Spain.
04 MarchFrench astronomer Charles Messier first noted the Orion Nebula, a bright nebula situated south of Orion's Belt, later cataloguing it as Messier 42 in his list of Messier objects.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1769:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Marie Lachapelle / Obstetrician  / France
01 NovemberGarlieb Merkel / Author / Germany
01 March François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers / General / France
02 March DeWitt Clinton / Politician / United States of America
03 AprilChristian Günther von Bernstorff / Politician / Prussia
05 SeptemberJohn Shortland / Commander / United Kingdom
06 February Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn / General / Austria
09 February George W. Campbell / Politician / United States of America
10 March Joseph Williamson / Business Man / United Kingdom
10 AprilJean Lannes / Marshal / France
13 AprilThomas Lawrence / Painter / United Kingdom
13 DecemberJames Scarlett Abinger / Judge / United Kingdom
13 February Ivan Krylov / Poet / Russia
15 AugustNapoleon / General / France
18 JuneRobert Stewart / Politician / United Kingdom
20 MayAndreas Vokos Miaoulis / Politician / Greece
23 March William Smith / Geologist / United Kingdom
23 AugustGeorges Cuvier / Academic / France
26 DecemberErnst Moritz Arndt / Poet / Germany
29 March Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult / Politician / France

More years: 1709 | 1719 | 1729 | 1739 | 1749 | 1759 | 1769 | 1779 | 1789 | 1799 || 1569 | 1669 | 1769 | 1869 | 1969

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