1772 in History – What happened in year 1772

In history, year 1772 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 1772.

Know what happened in 1772:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 JuneIn an act of defiance against the Navigation Acts, Americanpatriots led by Abraham Whipple attacked and burned the British schoonerGaspée.
09 JuneIn an act of defiance against the Navigation Acts, Americanpatriots led by Abraham Whipple attacked and burned the British schoonerGaspee.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1772:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayNovalis / Poet / Germany
03 MayFriedrich Arnold Brockhaus / Publisher / Germany
05 SeptemberFath-Ali Shah Qajar / King / Iran
06 February George Murray / Politician / Scotland
07 AprilCharles Fourier / Author / France
08 NovemberWilliam Wirt / Politician / United States of America
10 March Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel / Poet / Germany
12 January Mikhail Speransky / Politician / Russia
15 AprilÉtienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire / Biologist / France
18 AprilDavid Ricardo / Politician / Britain
20 MaySir William Congreve / Politician / United Kingdom
20 AprilWilliam Lawless / General / Ireland
21 OctoberSamuel Taylor Coleridge / Poet / United Kingdom
25 OctoberGéraud Duroc / Diplomat / France
28 NovemberLuke Howard / Chemist / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1772:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 MayRam Mohan Roy / Philosopher / India
22 MayRaja Ram Mohan Roy / Social Worker / India

More years: 1702 | 1712 | 1722 | 1732 | 1742 | 1752 | 1762 | 1772 | 1782 | 1792 || 1572 | 1672 | 1772 | 1872 | 1972

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