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1772

1772 History Facts:
  • The first traveler's cheques, useable in 90 European cities, go on sale in London.
  • Yves de Kerguelen (France) discovers Kerguelen Archipelago in India.
  • John Clais patents first scale.
  • Slavery outlawed in England.
  • Captain James Cook begins 2nd trip (Resolution) to South Seas.
  • Captain James Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown.
  • Russian Plague (bubonic plague) (1770-1772)
Births:
  • Charles Fourier - French philosopher (d. 1837)
  • David Ricardo - British economist (d. 1823)
  • Friedrich von Schlegel, German poet (d. 1829)
  • Geraud Duroc - French general (d. 1813)
  • Johann Nepomuk Mälzel - German inventor (d. 1838)
  • King William I of the Netherlands - (d. 1843)
  • Louis Ferdinand of Prussia - German prince (d. 1806)
  • Louis-Antoine-Henri de Bourbon-Condé - (d. 1804)
  • Novalis - German poet (d. 1801)
  • Ram Mohan Roy - Hindu religious and social reformer (d. 1833)
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge - English poet and philosopher, (d. 1834)
  • Tuanku Imam Bonjol - Indonesian religious and military leader (d. 1864)
  • William Congreve - British rocket pioneer (d. 1828)
Deaths:
  • Augusta of Saxe-Gotha - Princess of Wales (b. 1719)
  • Charles Pinot Duclos - French writer (b. 1704)
  • Durastante Natalucci - Italian historian (b. 1687)
  • Emanuel Swedenborg - Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)
  • Gerard van Swieten - Dutch-born physician (b. 1700)
  • Gottfried Achenwall - German statistician (b. 1719)
  • Jacques-Nicolas Bellin - French cartographer (b. 1703)
  • James Brindley - British canal builder (b. 1716)
  • Jean Joseph de Mondonville - French violinist and composer (b. 1711)
  • Johann Hartwig Ernst - Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)
  • Johann Ulrich von Cramer - German judge and philosopher (b. 1706)
  • John Canton - English physicist (b. 1718)
  • John Woolman - American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
  • Louis Claude Daquin - French composer (b. 1694)
  • Madhavrao Peshwa - ruler of India (b. 1745)
  • Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção - Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • William Borlase - English naturalist (b. 1695)
  • William Nelson - American colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1711)

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