January 1778 in history

January 1778 events chronologically

Jan 18 James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands"

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1778

Jan 1 Charles Alexandre Lesueur a French naturalist, artist and explorer.
Jan 4 Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki an important Polish politician of the first half of the 19th century, prince and minister of the treasury in the Congress Kingdom of Poland. He is known as one of the most prominent economists and financiers of his era
Jan 5 Charles-Guillaume Étienne a French dramatist and miscellaneous writer.
Jan 9 Thomas Brown (philosopher) a Scottish philosopher and poet.
Jan 12 William Herbert (botanist) The Hon. William Herbert was a British botanist, botanical illustrator, poet, and clergyman. He served as a member of parliament for Hampshire from 1806 to 1807, and for Cricklade from 1811 to 1812
Jan 23 Alire Raffeneau Delile a French botanist.
Jan 24 Charles Ferdinand Duke of Berry the third child and youngest son of the future king, Charles X of France, and his wife, Princess Maria Theresa of Savoy. He was assassinated at the Paris Opera in 1820 by Louis Pierre Louvel, an anti-royal bonapartist. In June 1832, two years after the overthrow of his father, Charles X, his widow, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchess de Berry, led a royalist insurrection in the Vendée in a failed attempt to restore their son to the French throne

Died in January 1778

Jan 10 Carl Linnaeus a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology. Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus
Jan 12 François Bigot a French government official. He served as the Financial Commissary on Île Royale and as Intendant of New France. He was the last official ever to hold the latter position, losing it on the occasion of the conquest of 1760. He was subsequently accused of corruption and put on trial in France, and upon conviction was thrown into the Bastille for eleven months. Upon his release, Bigot was further sentenced to lifelong banishment. However, shortly after the judgement was made, Bigot escaped to Switzerland where he would live until his dying day