January 1757 in history

January 1757 events chronologically

Jan 5 Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for regicides

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1757

Jan 6 Albrecht Wilhelm Roth a physician and botanist born in Dötlingen, Germany.
Jan 11 Samuel Bentham a noted English mechanical engineer and naval architect credited with numerous innovations, particularly related to naval architecture, including weapons. He was the only surviving sibling of philosopher Jeremy Bentham, with whom he had a close bond
Jan 16 Richard Goodwin Keats a British naval officer who fought throughout the American Revolution, French Revolutionary War and Napoleonic War. He retired in 1812 due to ill health and was made Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland from 1813 to 1816. In 1821 he was made Governor of Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, London. Keats held the post until his death at Greenwich in 1834. Keats is remembered as a capable and well respected officer. His actions at the Battle of Algeciras Bay became legendary
Jan 19 Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf by marriage a duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She was born in Saalburg-Ebersdorf. She was the maternal grandmother of Queen Victoria and the paternal grandmother of Albert, Prince Consort
Jan 27 Gomes Freire de Andrade a Portuguese officer that served France at his military careers end.
Jan 28 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni an Italian violinist, composer and conductor. Bruni was born and died in Cuneo, Italy. During most of his life he resided, played and composed in Paris
Jan 30 Landgravine Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt (1757–1830) a German princess. She was the daughter of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. On 3 October 1775 she married duke Charles Augustus of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and as such a member of the court sphere of Weimar Classicism. She was held to be serious and introverted but also compassionate and sympathetic, in the aftermath of the Battle of Jena which guaranteed her part in the later "myth of Weimar"

Died in January 1757

Jan 9 Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle a French author. Isaiah Berlin said Fontenelle "was the most civilized man of his time, and indeed of most times." In 1935, the lunar crater Fontenelle was named after him
Jan 9 Louis Bertrand Castel a French mathematician born in Montpellier, and entered the order of the Jesuits in 1703. Having studied literature, he afterwards devoted himself entirely to mathematics and natural philosophy. He wrote several scientific works, that which attracted most attention at the time being his Optique des couleurs , or treatise on the melody of colors. He also wrote Traité de physique sur la pesanteur universelle des corps , Mathématique universelle , and a critical account of the system of Sir Isaac Newton in 1743
Jan 19 Thomas Ruddiman a Scottish classical scholar.