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Year of the Fire Dog丙戌( at the beginning of the year Wood Rooster乙酉)
Syria: 2077/78 ( the year in October )
- 3.1 First half of
- 3.2 Second half of
- 3.3 Exact date of birth unknown
Politics and World Affairs
- In Austria, the Codex Theresianus is developed, which never receives the force of law.
- February: In the Siamese - Burmese War, the siege of the Siamese capital of Ayutthaya by the Burmese ruler begins Hsinbyushin of the Konbaung Dynasty. King Ekathat offers the capitulation, but Hsinbyushin want the complete destruction of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya.
Science and Technology
- The mathematician Johann Heinrich Lambert proved the irrationality of pi ( 3.141592653 ... ).
- The British chemist Henry Cavendish discovered while experimenting with mercury and acids the hydrogen.
- The officer Louis Antoine de Bougainville received from the French government commissioned the first Frenchman to sail around the world and stands on 15 December with the frigate La Boudeuse from Brest to sea, accompanied by naturalists as the botanist Philibert Commerson and his as a man Jeanne Baret disguised assistant, the astronomer Pierre -Antoine Véron and the adventurer Karl Henry of Nassau-Siegen.
- Jens Juel: Self Portrait at the Easel