< MDCCLIX = 1759 >
Events in 1759
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|25 January:|| ||Robert Burns, Scottish poet, is born in Alloway.|
|29 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Tiger makes way for the Year of the Rabbit.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|14 April:|| ||Georg Friedrich Händel, German-British Baroque composer, dies in London at age 74.|
|15 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|17 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1172 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|17 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|3 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|24 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|1 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|10 November:|| ||Friedrich Schiller, German author and historian, is born in Marbach am Neckar.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1759
Voltaire, Daniel Bernoulli, Benjamin Franklin, Leonhard Euler, Carolus Linnaeus, Carlo Goldoni, Louis XV, Ruđer Bošković, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Thomas Gray, Johann Winckelmann, Thomas Chippendale, Adam Smith, John Smeaton, Immanuel Kant, James Cook, Catherine the Great, Josiah Wedgwood, Charles Messier, George Washington, Joseph Haydn, Taksin, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Edward Gibbon, John Hancock, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, Eise Eisinga, Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Johann Christian Fabricius, Alessandro Volta, Jacques Charles, Giuseppe Piazzi, Francisco Goya, Jacques-Louis David, Edward Jenner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, James Madison, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Louis XVI, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Marie Antoinette, Ernst Chladni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gilbert du Motier, William Blake, Maximilien Robespierre and Horatio Nelson celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1759 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1663, 1674, 1685, 1691, 1703, 1714, 1725, 1731, 1742 and 1753 in the century before it and 1770, 1781, 1787, 1798, 1810, 1821, 1827, 1838, 1849 and 1855 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1759 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 March 2018.