January 1773 in history

January 1773 events chronologically

Jan 1 The hymn that became known as "Amazing Grace", then titled "1 Chronicles 17:16–17" is first used to accompany a sermon led by John Newton in the town of Olney, England, Great Britain
Jan 12 The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina
Jan 17 Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1773

Jan 14 William Amherst 1st Earl Amherst a British diplomat and colonial administrator. He was Governor-General of India between 1823 and 1828
Jan 15 Antoine-Léonard de Chézy a French orientalist.
Jan 20 Theodor von Schön a Prussian statesman who assisted in the liberal reforms in Prussia during the Napoleonic Wars.
Jan 22 René Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt a French theatre director and playwright, active at the Théâtre de la Gaîté and best known for his modern melodramas such as The Dog of Montarges, the performance of which at Weimar roused the indignation of Goethe.
Jan 27 Prince Augustus Frederick Duke of Sussex the sixth son of George III of the United Kingdom and his consort, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was the only surviving son of George III who did not pursue an army or naval career
Jan 29 Friedrich Mohs a German geologist/mineralogist.
Jan 30 Vasily Karazin a Ukrainian enlightenment figure, intellectual, inventor, founder of The Ministry of National Education in Russian Empire and scientific publisher. He is the founder of Kharkov University in modern-day Ukraine, which now bears his name

Died in January 1773

Jan 21 Alexis Piron a French epigrammatist and dramatist.
Jan 23 Manuel Pinto da Fonseca a Knight of the Langue of Portugal in the Order of Malta, of which he also was the 68th Prince and Grand Master from 1741 until his death. He was a Portuguese nobleman, the son of Miguel Álvaro Pinto da Fonseca, Alcaide-Mór de Ranhados, and his wife, Ana Pinto Teixeira
Jan 24 Philippe Buache a French geographer.