1783 in History – What happened in year 1783


In history, year 1783 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 1783.

Know what happened in 1783:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 FebruaryThe first of five strong earthquakes hit the region of Calabria in present-day southern Italy, killing more than 32,000 people over a period of nearly two months.
08 JuneIceland's Laki craters began an eight-month eruption,triggering major famine and massive fluorine poisoning.
18 AugustAn unusually bright meteor procession blazed across the nightsky over Great Britain.
03 SeptemberGreat Britain and the United States signed the Treaty of Paris,formally ending the American Revolutionary War.
04 AugustA cataclysmic eruption of Mount Asama, the most active volcanoin Japan, killed roughly 1,400 people and exacerbated a famine,resulting in another 20,000 deaths.
24 JulyThe Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti and the Russian Empire signed theTreaty of Georgievsk, establishing Georgia as a protectorate of Russia.
08 JuneIceland's Laki craters began an eight-month eruption,triggering major famine and massive fluorine poisoning.
15 March A potential uprising in Newburgh, New York, was defused whenGeorge Washington asked Continental Army officers to support thesupremacy of Congress.
24 JulyThe Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti and the Russian Empire signed theTreaty of Georgievsk, establishing Georgia as a protectorate of Russia.
24 JulyThe Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti and the Russian Empire signed the Treaty of Georgievsk, establishing Georgia as a protectorate of Russia.
07 JuneIceland's Laki craters began an eight-month eruption,triggering major famine and massive fluorine poisoning.
05 FebruaryThe first of five strong earthquakes hit the region of Calabriaon the Italian Peninsula killing more than 32,000 people over a periodof nearly two months.
15 MarchA potential uprising in Newburgh, New York, was defused when George Washington asked Continental Army officers to support the supremacy of Congress.
08 JuneIceland's Laki craters began an eight-month eruption, triggering major famine and massive fluorine poisoning.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1783:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilWashington Irving / Writer / United States of America
08 SeptemberN. F. S. Grundtvig / Philosopher / Denmark
09 February Vasily Zhukovsky / Poet / Russia
17 SeptemberNadezhda Durova / Soldier / Russia
19 JuneFriedrich Sertürner / Chemist / Germany
20 January Friedrich Dotzauer / Composer / Germany
21 JulyCharles Tristan / General / France
22 MayWilliam Sturgeon / Physicist / United Kingdom
23 AugustWilliam Tierney Clark / Engineer / United Kingdom
23 January Stendhal / Novelist / France
24 JulySimón Bolívar / Politician / Venezuela
24 JuneJohann Heinrich von Thünen / Economist / Germany
25 MayPhilip Pendleton Barbour / Politician / United States of America
25 January William Colgate / Business Man / United Kingdom
26 SeptemberRichard Griffin / Politician / United Kingdom
27 SeptemberAgustín de Iturbide / Emperor / Mexico
29 AprilDavid Cox / Painter / United Kingdom

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