1752 in history

1752 events chronologically

Feb 29 King Alaungpaya founds Konbaung Dynasty, the last dynasty of Burmese monarchy
Apr 20 Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740–57)
Jun 6 A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes
Jun 15 Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown)
Sep 2 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe
Sep 14 The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2)

Top 7 most famous people born in 1752

Jan 18 John Nash (architect) a British architect responsible for much of the layout of Regency London under the patronage of the Prince Regent, and during his reign as George Nash was also a pioneer in the use of the Picturesque in architecture. His best-known buildings are the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, and Buckingham Palace
Jan 24 Muzio Clementi an Italian-born English composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Born in Rome, he spent most of his life in England
May 11 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach a German physician, naturalist, physiologist, and anthropologist. He was one of the first to explore the study of mankind as an aspect of natural history. His teachings in comparative anatomy were applied to the classification of what he called human races, of which he determined there to be five
Jun 13 Frances Burney an English novelist, diarist and playwright. She was born in Lynn Regis, now King's Lynn, England, on 13 June 1752, to musical historian Dr Charles Burney and Esther Sleepe Burney. The third of six children, she was self-educated and began writing what she called her "scribblings" at the age of ten. In 1793, aged 42, she married a French exile, General Alexandre D'Arblay. Their only son, Alexander, was born in 1794. After a lengthy writing career, and travels that took her to France for more than ten years, she settled in Bath, England, where she died on 6 January 1840
Aug 13 Maria Carolina of Austria Queen of Naples and Sicily as the wife of King Ferdinand IV & III. As de facto ruler of her husband's kingdoms, Maria Carolina oversaw the promulgation of many reforms, including the revocation of the ban on Freemasonry, the enlargement of the navy under her favourite, John Acton, 6th Baronet, and the expulsion of Spanish influence. She was a proponent of enlightened absolutism until the advent of the French Revolution, when, in order to prevent its ideas gaining currency, she made Naples a police state
Sep 18 Adrien-Marie Legendre a French mathematician. Legendre made numerous contributions to mathematics. Well-known and important concepts such as the Legendre polynomials and Legendre transformation are named after him
Nov 20 Thomas Chatterton an English poet and forger of pseudo-medieval poetry. He committed suicide, dying of arsenic poisoning. His works and death were much discussed posthumously and had an influence on the Romantic movement

Top 7 most famous people died in 1752

Jan 4 Gabriel Cramer a Swiss mathematician, born in Geneva. He was the son of physician Jean Cramer and Anne Mallet Cramer
Feb 4 Louis d'Orléans Duke of Orléans the Duke of Orléans and a member of the royal family of France, the House of Bourbon, and as such was a prince du sang. At his father's death, he became the First Prince of the Blood. Known as Louis le Pieux and also as Louis le Génovéfain, Louis was a pious, charitable and cultured prince, who took very little part in the politics of the time
Feb 10 Princess Henriette of France the twin sister of Louise Élisabeth de France, the eldest child of King Louis XV of France and of his queen consort Marie Leszczyńska.
Jun 16 Joseph Butler an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the English county of Berkshire. He is known, among other things, for his critique of Thomas Hobbes's egoism and John Locke's theory of personal identity. During his life and after his death, Butler influenced many philosophers, including David Hume, Thomas Reid, and Adam Smith
Jul 20 Johann Christoph Pepusch a German-born composer who spent most of his working life in England.
Aug 22 William Whiston an English theologian, historian, and mathematician, a leading figure in the popularisation of the ideas of Isaac Newton. He is now probably best known for his translation of the Antiquities of the Jews and other works by Josephus, his A New Theory of the Earth, and his Arianism
Nov 2 Johann Albrecht Bengel a Lutheran pietist clergyman and Greek-language scholar known for his edition of the Greek New Testament and his commentaries on it.