2008/9 Schools Wikipedia Selection. Related subjects: Years
|Centuries:||17th century - 18th century - 19th century|
|Decades:||1720s 1730s 1740s - 1750s - 1760s 1770s 1780s|
|Years:||1747 1748 1749 - 1750 - 1751 1752 1753|
Year 1750 (MDCCL) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1750
January - June
- January - A fire in Istanbul destroys 10,000 houses.
- March 2 - A small earthquake hits London, England.
- April 4 - A small earthquake hits Warrington, England.
- April - A second fire devastates Istanbul (see January).
- May - Riots break out in Paris, fueled by rumors of police abducting children.
July - December
- July - José I takes over the throne of Portugal from his deceased father, João V. King José Manuel appoints the Marquis of Pombal as his Chief Minister, who then strips the Inquisition of its power.
- August 23 - A small earthquake hits Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.
- September 30 - A small earthquake hits Northampton, England.
- November 16 - Westminster Bridge is officially opened.
- Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella (considered French fashion).
- " James Gray" reveals her sex to her Royal Marines compatriots.
- Ahmad Shah Bahadur's army, retreating from Persia, is said to have lost 18,000 men near what is present-day Herat, Afghanistan from cold in a single night.
- A third fire late in the year in Istanbul destroys 10,000 more houses (see above: January/April).
- King of Dahomey has income of 250,000 pounds from overseas export of slaves.
- Galley slavery is abolished in Europe.
- World population: 791,000,000
|Ab urbe condita||2503|
|Bahá'í calendar||-94 – -93|
— to —4387/4447-12-3
|Coptic calendar||1466 – 1467|
|Ethiopian calendar||1742 – 1743|
|Hebrew calendar||5510 – 5511|
|- Vikram Samvat||1805 – 1806|
|- Shaka Samvat||1672 – 1673|
|- Kali Yuga||4851 – 4852|
|Iranian calendar||1128 – 1129|
|Islamic calendar||1163 – 1164|
|Japanese calendar|| Kan'en 3
|Thai solar calendar||2293|
- January 1 - Frederick Muhlenberg, first speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1801)
- April - Joanna Southcott, British religious fanatic (d. 1814)
- April 17 - François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (d. 1828)
- May 2 - John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)
- May 31 - Karl August von Hardenberg, Prussian politician (d. 1822)
- August 18 - Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (d. 1825)
- September 26 - Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810)
- November 7 - Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (d. 1819)
- December 10 - Tipu Sultan, Sultan of Mysore (d. 1799)
- December 23 - Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (d. 1827)
- date unknown - Adwaita, Oldest tortoise (d. 2006) (alleged birth year; awaiting C-14 verification)
- January 16 - Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (b. 1667)
- January 22 - Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (b. 1675)
- January 23 - Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Italian historian and scholar (b. 1672)
- January 26 - Albert Schultens, Dutch philologist (b. 1686)
- February 8 - Aaron Hill, English writer (b. 1685)
- May 3 - John Willison, Scottish minister and writer (b. 1680)
- May 28 - Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)
- June 15 - Marguerite De Launay, Baronne Staal, French writer (b. 1684)
- July 28 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (b. 1685)
- July 31 - King John V of Portugal (b. 1689)
- August 12 - Rachel Ruysch, Dutch painter (b. 1664)
- September 15 - Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German composer (b. 1690)
- October 16 - Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German composer and lutenist (b. 1687)
- December 1 - Johan Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1671)