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Year of the Earth Snake己巳( at the beginning of the year Earth Dragon龙 辰)
Syria: 2060/61 ( the year in October )
- 2.1 First half of
- 2.2 Second half of
- 2.3 Exact date of birth unknown
Politics and World Affairs
- Inta Pom is king of Luang Phrabang after the death of his father Inta Som. After eight months, he resigned in favor of his son Sotika Kuman.
- June 23: A landslide into the Vaud Alps to the emergence of the southern cliff of the mountain Les Diablerets. About 50 million cubic meters of rock slide off. The Lac de Derborence will continue dammed.
- JULY 2: In Bern, the student Friedrich Ulrich tells the authorities Henzi conspiracy, an attempt to remove the patrician families of the city government.
- August 15: The Treaty of Paris regulates boundary settlements between France and Geneva.
- November 9: On the island of Timor it comes to the battle of Penfui. Dutch soldiers and their allies defeat a Portuguese force, together with the allied Topasse. The seed for the division of the island by both colonial powers is placed in the sequence.
- January 3: In Copenhagen, the Kjøbenhavnske Danske post Tidender, the forerunner of today's Danish daily Berlingske Tidende appears.
Science and Technology
- OCTOBER 29: Guillaume Le Gentil discovered designated as Messier 32 dwarf galaxy in the constellation Andromeda.
- The meteorite Krasnoyarsk, the first known meteorite find in Russia, fall to the ground.
- January: The rhinoceros Clara has an appearance before King Louis XV.
- FEBRUARY 4: premiere of the opera Artaserse by Niccolò Jommelli at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
- APRIL 27: The Fireworks Music by George Frideric Handel premiered.
- Establishment of the Monday club, the oldest Berlin Enlightenment society
First half year
- February 01: Franz Xaver von Salm- II Reifferscheidt Herb Home, Prince-Bishop of Gurk and Cardinal († 1822)
- February 07: Benjamin Ogle, American politician († 1809)
- FEBRUARY 22: Johann Nikolaus Forkel, German musician and music historian († 1818)
- March 09: Gabriel de Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, a French Member of the Third Estate († 1791)
- March 10: Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian librettist in Vienna († 1838)
- March 25: Johanne Friederike Lohmann, German writer († 1811)
- MARCH 28: Pierre -Simon Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer († 1827)
- May 05: Jean -Frédéric Edelmann, Alsatian composer († 1794)
- MAY 15: Levi Lincoln, American lawyer and politician († 1820)
- MAY 17: Edward Jenner, an English country doctor and immunologist, founder of smallpox vaccination († 1823)
Second half- year
- AUGUST 21: Edvard Storm, Norwegian poet and educator († 1794)
- AUGUST 28: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet and scholar († 1832)
- September 01: Lorenz Leopold Haschka, Austrian poet († 1827)
- 07 September: Anton Matthias Sprickmann, German writer and lawyer († 1833)
- September 08: Dominique Joseph Garat, French politician and writer († 1833)
- September 08: Marie -Louise of Savoy - Carignan, French maid and wife of Louis -Alexandre de Bourbon ( † 1792)
- September 11: Justus Perthes, German booksellers and publishers († 1816)
- SEPTEMBER 19: Jean -Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French astronomer († 1822)
- SEPTEMBER 25: Abraham Gottlob Werner, German mineralogist († 1817)
- November 03: Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist († 1819)
- November 11: Caspar Joseph Carl von Mylius, German soldier in the Austrian service with high rank († 1831)
- November 15: Joseph Quesnel, Canadian composer, writer and actor († 1809)
- NOVEMBER 17: Johann Erich Biester, German philosopher († 1815)
- November 23: Edward Rutledge, American politician († 1800)
Exact date of birth unknown
- Cornelis van der Aa, a Dutch bookseller and writer († 1816)
- John E. Colhoun, American politician († 1802)
- February 08: Jan van Huysum, Dutch painter (* 1682)
- FEBRUARY 12: Valentin Ernst Löscher, Lutheran theologian (* 1673 )
- March 08: Nicolas Fréret, French historian (* 1688)
- MAY 23: Joachim Wagner, German organ builder (* 1690)
- October 01: Abraham Ardzivian, Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenian Catholic Church (* 1679 )
- October 14: Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, a Prussian officer and irregulars (* 1711)
- OCTOBER 26: Louis -Nicolas Clérambault, French composer and organist (* 1676 )