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Leopold Joseph Daun
Leopold Joseph Graf Daun defeats Friedrich II in the battle of Hochkirch .
Pope Clement XIII.
Carlo della Torre di Rezzonico becomes Pope Clement XIII.
Battle of Fort Duquesne
The British conquer Fort Duquesne
in the French and Indian War
1758 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1206/07 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1750/51 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1163/1164 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2301/02 (southern Buddhism); 2300/01 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the Earth Tiger戊寅 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Ox 丁丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1120/21 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4091/92 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1136/37 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1171/72 (turn of the year 3rd / 4th September)
Jewish calendar 5518/19 (October 2-3)
Coptic calendar 1474/75 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 933/934
Seleucid era Babylon: 2068/69 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2069/70 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1814/15 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Seven Years War in Europe

Siege map from 1758
Battle of Krefeld
Map of the siege of Düsseldorf
Battle of Zorndorf
The rearguard of the British Expeditionary Army is attacked on the beach at Saint-Cast
Hyacinth de La Pegna : The attack near Hochkirch

Seven Years War in North America

Plan of the siege of Louisbourg
  • June 8th : A British siege army under James Wolfe lands on the coast in front of the fortress despite strong surf and heavy French defensive fire.
  • June 28th : The French sink four ships in the port entrance to make them impassable.
Victory of Montcalm at the Battle of Carillon
Fort Duquesne 1758

Portugal and its colonies

The assassination attempt on King José I

On King José I of Portugal is on 3 September a bombing done when he no bodyguards from a tryst with his mistress Teresa de Távora in the tent city in Ajuda returns, he will be since the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 resides. The king escapes with luck with only minor gunshot wounds. Two suspects arrested several days later confess under torture that they were hired by members of the Távora family. Prime Minister Sebastião José de Carvalho e Mello has almost the entire family arrested, as well as the alleged co-conspirator José de Mascarenhas da Silva e Lencastre, Duke of Aveiro . The Jesuits , who oppose the Chancellor's reforms, are also associated with the attempted murder. The trial of the aristocratic defendants begins on December 20th . The exact background of the Távora affair is still unclear.

South East Asia

  • April 13 : Borommakot , King of Ayutthaya in Siam , dies. His older son Ekathat , who is considered “stupid, gullible and incompetent”, was shortly before excluded from the line of succession and sent to a monastery. The younger brother Uthumphon is crowned king. Three other half-brothers ally against him. Their uprising is suppressed, however, and the three princes are executed. However, Ekathat returns from the monastery and claims the throne, whereupon Uthumphon abdicates in his favor on June 1st and in turn retires to a Buddhist monastery.


Old illustration of St. Antony's hut

science and technology

Title page of the 1st volume of the 10th edition


Beginning of the first movement of the symphony

Religion and society


First quarter

Marie Lavoisier and her husband, portrait by Jacques-Louis David

Second quarter

James Monroe, 1832
Maximilien Robespierre, around 1793

Third quarter

Horatio Nelson as Vice Admiral, painting by Lemuel Francis Abbott 1797

Fourth Quarter

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1758


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Wilhelmine's tomb in the Bayreuth Castle Church

Exact date of death unknown

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