January 1762 in history

January 1762 events chronologically

Jan 4 Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1762

Jan 5 Constanze Mozart the wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Jan 14 Pierre-Édouard Lémontey a French lawyer, politician, scholar and historian.
Jan 20 Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny a Belgian/French composer and music-theorist.
Jan 22 Jean-Baptiste Wicar a French Neoclassical painter and art collector.
Jan 23 Christian August Vulpius a German novelist and dramatist. His sister married the noted German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Jan 29 Giuseppe Nicolini (composer) an Italian composer who wrote at least 45 operas. From 1819 onwards, he devoted himself primarily to religious music. He was born and died at Piacenza
Jan 31 Lachlan Macquarie a British Army officer and colonial administrator from Scotland. He served as the fifth and last autocratic Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821, and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony. He is considered by historians to have had a crucial influence on the transition of New South Wales from a penal colony to a free settlement and therefore to have played a major role in the shaping of Australian society in the early nineteenth century. An inscription on his tomb in Scotland describes him as "The Father of Australia"

Died in January 1762

Jan 5 Elizabeth of Russia the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death. She led the country into the two major European conflicts of her time: the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. On the eve of her death, Russia spanned almost 6,250,000 square miles
Jan 8 Teimuraz II of Kakheti a king of Kakheti, eastern Georgia, from 1732 to 1744, then of Kartli from 1744 until his death. Also a lyric poet
Jan 11 Louis-François Roubiliac a French sculptor who worked in England, one of the four most prominent sculptors in London working in the rococo style, He was described by Margaret Whinney as "probably the most accomplished sculptor ever to work in England".