1774 in History – What happened in year 1774

In history, year 1774 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 1774.

Know what happened in 1774:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 September English explorer James Cook became the first European to sightthe island of New Caledonia.
21 July The Russo-Turkish War officially ended after the Russian Empireand the Ottoman Empire signed the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca, with thelatter ceding parts of the Yedisan region to the former.
01 SeptemberThomas Gage, royal governor of the Province of MassachusettsBay, ordered soldiers to remove gunpowder from a magazine, causingPatriots to prepare for war.
29 SeptemberThe publication of The Sorrows of Young Werther raised the 24-year-old Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to international fame.
01 AugustBritish scientist Joseph Priestley liberated oxygen gas,corroborating the discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemistCarl Wilhelm Scheele.
04 SeptemberBritish explorer James Cook became the first European to sightthe island of New Caledonia.
05 SeptemberIn response to the British Parliament enacting the IntolerableActs, representatives from twelve of Britain's North American coloniesconvened the First Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall inPhiladelphia.
21 JulyThe Russo-Turkish War officially ended after the Russian and Ottoman Empires signed the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca, with the latterceding parts of the Yedisan region to the former.
29 SeptemberThe publication of The Sorrows of Young Werther raised the 24-year-old Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to international fame.
29 SeptemberThe publication of The Sorrows of Young Werther raised the 24-year-old Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to international fame.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1774:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 JuneWilliam Lawson / Politician / United Kingdom
05 March Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse / Composer / Denmark
05 SeptemberCaspar David Friedrich / Painter / Germany
07 MayWilliam Bainbridge / Soldier / United States of America
08 SeptemberAnne Catherine Emmerich / Mystic / Germany
12 AugustRobert Southey / Poet / United Kingdom
12 MayEllis Cunliffe Lister / Politician / United Kingdom
16 March Matthew Flinders / Navigator / United Kingdom
16 February Pierre Rode / Violinist / France
17 JulyJohn Wilbur / Politician / United States of America
18 AugustMeriwether Lewis / Soldier / United States of America
19 SeptemberGiuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti / Cardinal / Italy
20 JulyAuguste de Marmont / General / France
21 AprilJean-Baptiste Biot / Astronomer / France
24 JuneFrançois-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo / Engineer / France
24 JuneAntonio González de Balcarce / Politician / Argentina
24 NovemberThomas Dick / Author / Scotland
26 SeptemberJohnny Appleseed / Gardener / United States of America
26 AprilChristian Leopold von Buch / Geologist / Germany
28 AugustElizabeth Ann Seton / Saint / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1774:

YearName / Profession / Country
14 SeptemberLord William Bentic / British soldier / India

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