1758

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Year 1758 (MDCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1758

January - June

  • April 29 - Battle of Cuddalore: A British fleet under Sir George Pocock engages the French fleet of Anne Antoine d'Aché indecisively near Madras.
  • May 21 - Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape.
  • June 12 - Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
  • June 23 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - Anglo-Hanoverian forces under Ferdinand of Brunswick defeat the French.
  • June 30 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Domstadtl - Austrian forces under Ernst Gideon von Laudon and Joseph von Siskovits routed an enormous convoy with supplies for Prussian army guarded by strong troops of Hans Joachim von Zieten.

July - December

  • July 6
    • Pope Clement XIII succeeds Pope Benedict XIV as the 248th pope.
    • Seven Years' War: Battle of Bernetz Brook
  • July 8 - Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: French forces hold Fort Carillon against British at Ticonderoga, New York.
  • July 25 - Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
  • August 3 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Negapatam: Off the coast of India, Admiral Pocock again engages d'Aché's French fleet, this time with more success.
  • August 25 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Zorndorf: Frederick defeats the Russian army of Count Wilhelm Fermor near the Oder.
  • September 1 - The town of Stephensburgh, Virginia was chartered and founded. Stephensburgh is known today as Stephens City.
  • September 3 - Tavora affair: attempted assassination of Joseph I of Portugal.
  • September 14 - Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: Battle of Fort Duquesne: A British attack on Fort Duquesne is defeated.
  • October 14 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Hochkirch: Frederick loses a hard-fought

battle against the Austrians under Marshal Leopold von Daun, who besieges Dresden.

  • October 16 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Clostercamp
  • November 25 - Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: French forces abandon Fort Duquesne to the British who then name the area Pittsburgh.
  • December 25 - Halley's Comet appears for the first time after Halley's discovery of it.

Undated

  • First European settlement in what is now Erie County by the French at the mouth of Buffalo Creek.
  • Rudjer Boscovich publishes his atomic theory in Theoria philosophiae naturalis redacta ad unicam legem virium in nalura existentium.
  • James Abercrombie replaces the Earl of Loudoun as supreme commander in the American colonies. He is replaced himself after failing to take the fort at Ticonderoga.
  • Fire destroys part of Oslo, then called Christiania.
  • Carolus Linnaeus publishes the first volume (Animalia) of the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae, the starting point of modern zoological nomenclature.
  • First Isakov family member was mentioned in Melenci. his name was Trifun Isakov.

Ongoing events

Births

1758 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1758
MDCCLVIII
Ab urbe condita 2511
Armenian calendar 1207
ԹՎ ՌՄԷ
Bahá'í calendar -86 – -85
Berber calendar 2708
Buddhist calendar 2302
Burmese calendar 1120
Chinese calendar 4394/4454-11-22
( 丁丑年十一月廿二日)
— to —
4395/4455-12-2
( 戊寅年十二月初二日)
Coptic calendar 1474 – 1475
Ethiopian calendar 1750 – 1751
Hebrew calendar 5518 – 5519
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 18131814
 - Shaka Samvat 1680 – 1681
 - Kali Yuga 4859 – 4860
Holocene calendar 11758
Iranian calendar 1136 – 1137
Islamic calendar 1171 – 1172
Japanese calendar Hōreki 8
(宝暦8年)
Korean calendar 4091
Thai solar calendar 2301
  • January 6 - Charles Ganilh, French economist and politician (died 1836)
  • January 9 - George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (died 1833)
  • January 11 - François Louis Bourdon, French Revolutionary politician (died 1797)
  • January 24 - Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough (died 1844)
  • February - John Pinkerton, British antiquarian (died 1826)
  • February 1 - Jacques Antoine Marie de Cazalès, French orator and politician (died 1805)
  • February 2 - George Thicknesse, 19th Baron Audley (died 1818)
  • February 1 - David Ochterlony (died 1825)
  • February 3
    • Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier (died 1823)
    • Vasily Kapnist, Ukrainian poet and playwright (died 1823)
  • February 25 - Joseph McDowell, U.S. Representative for North Carolina (died 1799)
  • February 28 - Nicolas François, Count Mollien, French financier (died 1850)
  • March 6 - William Russell, U.S. soldier (died 1825)
  • March 9 - Franz Joseph Gall, German pioneering neuroanatomist (died 1828)
  • March 12 - Leopold Karel, Count of Limburg Stirum (died 1840)
  • March 25 - Richard Dobbs Spaight, Governor of North Carolina (died 1802)
  • April 1 - Benjamin Mooers, U.S. soldier (died 1838)
  • April 4
    • John Hoppner, English portrait-painter (died 1810)
    • Pierre Paul Prud'hon, French painter (died 1823)
  • April 16 - Christian Karl August Ludwig von Massenbach, Prussian soldier (died 1827)
  • April 19 - Fisher Ames, U.S. Congressman for Massachusetts (died 1808)
  • April 22 - Francisco Javier Castaños, 1st Duke of Bailén, Spanish general (died 1852)
  • April 23
    • Alexander Hood, officer of the Royal Navy (died 1798)
    • Alexander Cochrane, officer of the Royal Navy (died 1832)
    • Philip Gidley King, English naval officer and colonial administrator (died 1808)
  • April 27 - Charles Dumont de Sainte Croix, French zoologist (died 1830)
  • April 28 - James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (died 1831)
  • April 29 - Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish soldier (died 1820)
  • May 6
    • Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary (died 1794)
    • André Masséna, Napoleonic general and Marshal of France (died 1817)
  • May 8 - John Heath, U.S. Representative for Virginia (died 1810)
  • May 15 - Thomas Taylor, British translator (died 1835)
  • May 17
    • Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Baronet, British fossil collector (died 1839)
    • Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco (died 1819)
  • June 19 - Raffaello Sanzio Morghen, Italian engraver (died 1833)
  • June 30 - James Stephen, British lawyer (died 1832)
  • July 25 - Elizabeth Hamilton, English writer (died 1816)
  • July 31 - Jeremiah Colegrove, U.S. farmer, manufacturer and soldier (died 1836)
  • August - Thomas Picton, British soldier (died 1815)
  • August 2 - William Campbell, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Upper Canada and a resident of Toronto (died 1834)
  • August 5 - Emperor Go-Momozono (died 1779)
  • August 10 - Armand Gensonné, French politician (died 1793)
  • August 14 - Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (died 1835)
  • August 24
    • Edward James Eliot, English politician (died 1797)
    • Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (died 1794)
  • August 25 - Israel Pellew, English naval officer (died 1832)
  • September 1 - George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, English Whig politician (died 1834)
  • September 9 - Alexander Nasmyth, Scottish portrait and landscape painter (died 1840)
  • September 10 - Hannah Webster Foster, U.S. novelist (died 1840)
  • September 18 - Louis Friant, French Napoleonic soldier (died 1829)
  • September 20 - Jean-Jacques Dessalines, leader of the Haïtian Revolution (died 1806)
  • September 21
    • Silvestre de Sacy, French linguist and orientalist (died 1838)
    • Christopher Gore, U.S. lawyer and politician (died 1827)
  • September 25 - Maria Anna Thekla Mozart, cousin of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (died 1841)
  • September 26 - Cosme Argerich, Argentine Surgeon General (died 1820)
  • September 29
  • October 7 - Joshua Coit, U.S. lawyer and politician (died 1798)
  • October 11 - Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers, German astronomer (died 1840)
  • October 12
    • James Davenport, U.S. Representative for Connecticut (died 1797)
    • Theodorus Bailey, U.S. Representative for New York (died 1828)
  • October 15 - Johann Heinrich von Dannecker, German sculptor (died 1841)
  • October 16
    • John Paulding, U.S. soldier (died 1818)
    • Noah Webster, U.S. lexicographer (died 1843)
  • October 28 - John Sibthorp, English botanist (died 1796)
  • October 28 - Joseph-François-Louis-Charles de Damas, French general (died 1829)
  • November 5 - Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars, French botanist (died 1831)
  • November 11
    • Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer (died 1832)
    • Caleb P. Bennett, U.S. soldier and politician (died 717)
  • November 12 - Jean Joseph Mounier, French politician (died 1806)
  • November 16 - Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (died 1841)
  • November 20 - Abraham B. Venable, U.S. Representative for Virginia (died 1811)
  • November 25 - John Armstrong, Jr., U.S. soldier and statesman (died 1843)
  • December 5 - George Beauclerk, 4th Duke of St Albans (died 1787)
  • December 9 - Richard Colt Hoare, English antiquarian and archaeologist (died 1838)
  • December 21 - Jean Baptiste Eblé, French general (died 1812)
  • December 23 - John M. Vining, U.S. Representative for Delaware (died 1802)
  • date unknown
    • Charles d'Abancour, French statesman (died 1792)
    • Georges Antoine Chabot, French jurist and statesman (died 1819)
    • Vincenzo, Count Dandolo, Italian chemist and agriculturist (died 1819)
    • Nicholas Fish, U.S. Revolutionary soldier (died 1833)
    • Anthimos Gazis, Greek scholar and philosopher (died 1828)
    • Thomas Gisbourne, Anglican priest and abolitionist (died 1846)
    • Samuel Hardy, U.S. lawyer and statesman from Virginia (died 1785)
    • Jamphel Gyatso, 8th Dalai Lama (died 1804)
    • Charles Lee, U.S. Attorney General (died 1815)
    • Joseph McMinn, governor of Tennessee (died 1824)
    • Samuel Sterett, U.S. Representative for Maryland (died 1833)
    • Watkin Tench, British Marine officer (died 1833)
    • Jane West, English writer (died 1852)
    • Samuel Whitbread, English politician (died 1815)
  • probable - Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (died c. 1819)

Deaths

  • January 7 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (born 1686)
  • January 17 - James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish peer (born 1724)
  • January 18 - François Nicole, French mathematician (born 1683)
  • February 10 - Thomas Ripley, English architect (born 1683)
  • March 2 - Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (born 1679)
  • March 6 - Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician (born c. 1705)
  • March 18 - Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of Canterbury (born 1693)
  • March 22
    • Jonathan Edwards, U.S. minister (born 1703)
    • Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (born 1670)
  • April 7 - Joseph Blanchard, American soldier (born 1704)
  • April 22 - Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist (born 1686)
  • April 30 - François d'Agincourt, French composer (born 1684)
  • May 3 - Pope Benedict XIV (born 1675)
  • May 28 - Ernst August II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach (born 1737)
  • June 3 - Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran (born 1671)
  • June 9 - Antonio de los Reyes Correa, Puerto Rican soldier
  • June 12 - Prince Augustus William of Prussia (born 1722)
  • July 6 - George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, British general (killed in battle) (born c. 1725)
  • July 15 - Ambrosius Stub, Danish poet (born 1705)
  • July 18 - Duncan Campbell, Scottish soldier
  • August 2 - George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington (born 1675)
  • August 15 - Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (born 1698)
  • August 17 - Stepan Fedorovich Apraksin, Russian soldier (born 1702)
  • August 27 - Barbara of Portugal, Princess of Portugal and Queen of Spain (born 1711)
  • September 5 - Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov, Russian chemist (born c. 1720)
  • September 23 - John FitzPatrick, 1st Earl of Upper Ossory (born 1719)
  • October 12 - Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (born 1680)
  • October 14
    • Wilhelmine of Bayreuth, daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (born 1709)
    • Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (born 1696)
  • October 20 - Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, British politician (born 1706)
  • November 5 - Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (born 1686)
  • November 12 - John Cockburn, Scottish politician
  • November 20 - Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer (born 1694)
  • November 22 - Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, English politician (born 1680)
  • December 5 - Johann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (born 1688)
  • December 12 - Françoise de Graffigny, French lettrist (born 1695)
  • December 15 - John Dyer, Welsh poet (born 1699)
  • December 16 - Andrzej Stanisław Załuski, Polish-Lithuanian bishop (born 1695)
  • December 25 - James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (born 1714)
  • December 26 - François Joseph Lagrange-Chancel, French dramatist and satirist (born 1677)
  • date unknown
    • Theophilus Cibber, English actor (born 1703)
    • François Mackandal, Haitian revolutionary leader
    • Nathaniel Meserve, American shipwright (born 1704)
    • Philip Southcote, English landscape gardener (born 1698)
    • Marthanda Varma, Rani of Attingal (born 1706)
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