1772

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Year 1772 (MDCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1772

January - June

  • January 17 - Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Matilda are arrested, leading to his execution and her banishment from Denmark.
  • February 17 - First partition of Poland, by Russia and Prussia, later including Austria.
  • May - Watauga Association formed in East Tennessee.
  • June 9 - British vessel Gaspee is burned off of Rhode Island.
  • June 22 - Lord Mansfield delivers the decision that leads to the end of slavery in England.

July - December

  • August 5 - First Partition of Poland begins.
  • August 21 - The coup d'etat by King Gustav III is completed by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and making him an enlightened despot.
  • September 1 - Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
  • November 2 - American Revolutionary War: Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence.


Births

1772 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1772
MDCCLXXII
Ab urbe condita 2525
Armenian calendar 1221
ԹՎ ՌՄԻԱ
Bahá'í calendar -72 – -71
Berber calendar 2722
Buddhist calendar 2316
Burmese calendar 1134
Chinese calendar 4408/4468-11-27
( 辛卯年十一月廿七日)
— to —
4409/4469-12-8
( 壬辰年十二月初八日)
Coptic calendar 1488 – 1489
Ethiopian calendar 17641765
Hebrew calendar 5532 – 5533
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1827 – 1828
 - Shaka Samvat 1694 – 1695
 - Kali Yuga 4873 – 4874
Holocene calendar 11772
Iranian calendar 1150 – 1151
Islamic calendar 1185 – 1186
Japanese calendar Meiwa 9 An'ei 1
(安永元年)
Korean calendar 4105
Thai solar calendar 2315
  • March 10 - Friedrich von Schlegel, German poet (d. 1829)
  • April 7 - Charles Fourier, French philosopher (d. 1837)
  • April 19 - David Ricardo, British economist (d. 1823)
  • May 2 - Novalis, German poet (d. 1801)
  • May 20 - William Congreve, British rocket pioneer (d. 1828)
  • May 22 - Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu religious and social reformer (d. 1833)
  • August 2 - Louis-Antoine-Henri de Bourbon-Condé, duc d'Enghien (d. 1804)
  • August 15 - Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, German inventor (d. 1838)
  • August 24 - King William I of the Netherlands (d. 1843)
  • October 21 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet and philosopher, (d. 1834)
  • October 25 - Geraud Duroc, French general (d. 1813)
  • November 18 - Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, German prince (d. 1806)
  • date unknown - Tuanku Imam Bonjol, Indonesian religious and military leader (d. 1864)

Deaths

  • February 8 - Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (b. 1719)
  • February 18 - Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)
  • March 21 - Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, French cartographer (b. 1703)
  • March 22 - John Canton, English physicist (b. 1718)
  • March 26 - Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (b. 1704)
  • March 29 - Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)
  • May 1 - Gottfried Achenwall, German statistician (b. 1719)
  • May 22 - Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (b. 1687)
  • June 15 - Louis Claude Daquin, French composer (b. 1694)
  • June 18 - Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (b. 1706)
  • June 18 - Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-born physician (b. 1700)
  • August 31 - William Borlase, English naturalist (b. 1695)
  • September 30 - James Brindley, British canal builder (b. 1716)
  • October 7 - John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
  • October 8 - Jean Joseph de Mondonville, French violinist and composer (b. 1711)
  • November 10 - Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • November 19 - William Nelson, American colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1711)
  • date unknown - Madhavrao Peshwa, ruler of India (b. 1745)
  • Ahmad Shah "Dorr-e Dorran", King of Kabul, King of Herat, King of Kandahar, King of Peshawar (b. 1724)



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