1751


1751

Year 1751 (MDCCLI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1751

January - June


* March 25 - For the last time, New Year's Day is legally on March 25 in England and Wales.
* March 25 - Upon his death, Frederick I of Sweden is succeeded as king by Adolf Frederick.
* April 20 - The future King George III of the United Kingdom succeeds his father as heir-apparent to the British throne (later that year, he's named Prince of Wales). His mother Augusta of Saxe-Gotha becomes Dowager Princess of Wales.
* May 11 - The Pennsylvania legislature grants a charter to Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond for the establishment in Philadelphia of the first hospital in the Colonies.

July - December


* July 31 - Fire destroys 1,000 houses in Stockholm.
* August 13 - The Academy and College of Philadelphia, predecessor to the private University of Pennsylvania, opens its doors, with Benjamin Franklin as president.
* October 27 - The Hōreki period begins in Japan.

Undated

* Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow.
* The "Encyclopédie" is first published.
* Glasgow Medical School is founded.
* 1751-1775 - 13% of appointees to audiencias are Creoles.

Births


* January 12 - Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1825)
* February 20 - Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)
* March 16 - James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
* May 24 - Charles Emmanuel IV of Savoy, King of Sardinia (d. 1819)
* July 11 - Caroline Matilda of Wales (d. 1775)
* October 30 - Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish dramatist and politician (d. 1816)
*"date unknown" - Thomas Sheraton, English furniture designer (d. 1806)

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Deaths


* January 17 - Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (b. 1671)
* January 20 - John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (b. 1665)
* January 25 - Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts (b. 1675)
* February 5 - Henri François d'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (b. 1668)
* March 25 - King Frederick I of Sweden (b. 1676)
* March 29 - Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist (b. c. 1668)
* March 31 - Frederick, Prince of Wales (b. 1707)
* April 19 - Peter Lacy, Irish-born Russian Field marshal (b. 1678)
* August 30 - Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist (b. 1661)
* October 22 - Prince William IV of Orange (b. 1711)
* October 26 - Philip Doddridge, English religious leader (b. 1702)
* December 12 - Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher (b. 1678)
* December 16 - Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (b. 1700)
* December 19 - Louise of Great Britain, queen of Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1724)

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