September 1760 in history

Born in September 1760

Sep 3 Philemon Wright a farmer and entrepreneur who founded Wrightstown, the first permanent settlement in the National Capital Region of Canada. Wrightstown later became incorporated in 1875 and renamed Hull, Quebec, and then in 2002, as a result of a municipal amalgamation, it acquired its present name of the City of Gatineau
Sep 8 Domenico Pino an Italian soldier. He served as General of Division in Napoleon's Grande Armée
Sep 14 Luigi Cherubini an Italian composer who spent most of his working life in France. His most significant compositions are operas and sacred music. Beethoven regarded Cherubini as the greatest of his contemporaries
Sep 15 Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien a Prussian general of the Napoleonic Wars.
Sep 21 Olof Swartz a Swedish botanist and taxonomist. He is best known for his taxonomic work and studies into pteridophytes. He attended the University of Uppsala where he studied under Carolus Linnaeus the Younger and received his doctorate in 1781
Sep 21 Ivan Dmitriev a Russian statesman and poet associated with the sentamentalist movement in Russian literature.

Died in September 1760

Sep 11 Louis Godin a French astronomer and member of the French Academy of Sciences. He worked in Peru, Spain, Portugal and France
Sep 27 Maria Amalia of Saxony a princess from the House of Wettin, the daughter of Augustus III of Poland and the wife of Charles III of Spain; she was the Queen consort of Naples and Sicily from 1738 till 1759 and then Queen consort of Spain from 1759 until her death in 1760. The mother of thirteen children, she enjoyed a loving relationship with her husband. A popular consort, she oversaw the construction of the Caserta Palace outside Naples as well as various other projects in her husband's domains. Moving to Spain in 1759, she then set about the improvements to the Royal Palace of Madrid but died of tuberculosis before its completion. Maria Amalia was politically active and openly participated in state affairs in both Naples and Spain