1777 in history

1777 events chronologically

Jan 2 American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey
Jan 3 American General George Washington defeats British General Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton
Jan 12 Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California
Jan 15 American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence
Mar 8 Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt
Apr 13 American Revolutionary War: American forces are ambushed and defeated in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey
Apr 27 American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut

Top 7 most famous people born in 1777

Mar 17 Roger B. Taney the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He was the eleventh United States Attorney General. He is most remembered for delivering the majority opinion in Dred Scott Sandford , that ruled, among other things, that African-Americans, having been considered inferior at the time the Constitution was drafted, were not part of the original community of citizens and, whether free or slave, could not be considered citizens of the United States
Apr 12 Henry Clay an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three different terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. He lost his campaigns for president in 1824, 1832 and 1844
Apr 30 Carl Friedrich Gauss a German mathematician, who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy, Matrix theory, and optics.
Aug 14 Hans Christian Ørsted a Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, an important aspect of electromagnetism. He shaped post-Kantian philosophy and advances in science throughout the late 19th century
Oct 18 Heinrich von Kleist a German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer. The Kleist Prize, a prestigious prize for German literature, is named after him
Nov 8 Désirée Clary Queen of Sweden and Norway as the consort of King Charles XIV John, a former French General and founder of the House of Bernadotte, and one-time fiancée of Napoleon Bonaparte. She officially changed her name there to Desideria, a Latin name which she did not use herself
Dec 23 Alexander I of Russia reigned as Emperor of Russia from 23 March 1801 to 1 December 1825. He was the first Russian King of Poland, reigning from 1815 to 1825, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland

Top 7 most famous people died in 1777

Feb 24 Joseph I of Portugal the King of Portugal and the Algarves from 31 July 1750 until his death.
Aug 19 Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben a German naturalist from Quedlinburg.
Sep 22 John Bartram an early American botanist, horticulturist and explorer. Carolus Linnaeus said he was the "greatest natural botanist in the world."
Sep 25 Johann Heinrich Lambert a Swiss mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer. He is best known for proving the Irrationality of π
Oct 6 Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin has been referred to as one of the leading female figures in the French Enlightenment. From 1750–1777, Madame Geoffrin played host to many of the most influential Philosophes and Encyclopédistes of her time. Her association with several prominent dignitaries and public figures from across Europe has earned Madame Geoffrin international recognition. Her patronage and dedication to both the philosophical Men of Letters and talented artists that frequented her house is emblematic of her role as guide and protector. In her salon on the rue Saint-Honoré, Madame Geoffrin demonstrated qualities of politeness and civility that helped stimulate and regulate intellectual discussion. Her actions as a Parisian salonnière exemplify many of the most important characteristics of Enlightenment sociability
Dec 12 Albrecht von Haller a Swiss anatomist, physiologist, naturalist and poet. A pupil of Herman Boerhaave, he is often referred to as "the father of modern physiology."
Dec 30 Maximilian III Joseph Elector of Bavaria Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire and Duke of Bavaria from 1745 to 1777.