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Gregorian calendar 1779

Ab urbe condita 2532
Armenian calendar 1228
Bahá'í calendar -65 – -64
Buddhist calendar 2323
Coptic calendar 1495 – 1496
Ethiopian calendar 1771 – 1772
Hebrew calendar 5539 5540
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1834 – 1835
 - Shaka Samvat 1701 – 1702
 - Kali Yuga 4880 – 4881
Holocene calendar 11779
Iranian calendar 1157 – 1158
Islamic calendar 1192 – 1193
Japanese calendar An'ei 8

(安永 8年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2439
Julian calendar 1824
Korean calendar 4112
Thai solar calendar 2322
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Year 1779 (MDCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar.

Events[edit | edit source]

January–June[edit | edit source]

Benedict Arnold

July–December[edit | edit source]

The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 1782, by John Singleton Copley

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Births[edit | edit source]

August 1: Francis Scott Key

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Portrait of Captain James Cook, by Nathaniel Dance

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ "Icons, a portrait of England 1750-1800". http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/icons-timeline/1750-1800. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  2. ^ a b Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 333–334. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 

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People of the year 1779 at Familypedia

133 people were born in 1779

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Adrianus Aalders (c1779-1861)Hendrik AaldersMaria van den Spek
Jemima Adams (1779-1861)Eleazer Adams (1741-1823)Elizabeth Corey (1746-1817)
John Adams (1779-1851)Samuel Adams (1752-1838)Elizabeth Newhall (1756-1850)
Isaac M. Allison (1779-1845)Samuel Veale Allison (1749-1819)Phoebe Young (1753-1820)
Henry Colden Antill (1779-1852)John Antill (1744-1816)Margaret Colden (c1748-1789)
Nathan Appleton (1779-1861)Isaac Appleton (1731-1806)Mary Adams (1741-1827)
Jacob Bakker (1779-aft1823)Pieter Bakker (c1750-1785)Guurtje Akkerman (c1750-1813)
William Baring (1779-1820)Francis Baring, 1st Bart (1740-1810)Harriet Herring (1750-1804)
Susan Barrett (1779-1877)Samuel Barrett (1738-1798)Elizabeth Salisbury (1745-)
Elkanah Bates (1779-1841)Benjamin Bates (1749-1818)Abigail Billings (c1750-)
Benjamin Beckett (1779-1855)James Beckett (1737-1785)Mary Cooper (1740-1826)
Marijtje Beers (1779-1822)Pieter Beers (1753-1826)Lijsabeth Stam (1742-1808)
William Bidgood (c1783-c1816)William BidgoodMary Waddleton
Asa Bigelow (1779-1850)David Bigelow (1732-1820)Patience Foote (1737-1791)
Hepzebah Bigelow (1779-1866)William Bigelow (1749-1813)Hepsibah Russell (1748-1830)
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77 children were born to the 59 women born in 1779

68 people died in 1779

 FatherMotherAge at death
Daniel Adams (1706-1779)Daniel Adams (1679-1713)Thankful Shepard (1683-1724)
John Bannister (1696-1779)John Bannister (1670-1730)Ruth Eager (1677-1768)
Charles John Bentinck (1708-1779)Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709)Jane Martha Temple (1672-1751)
Daniel Bigelow (1697-1779)Joshua Bigelow (1655-1745)Elizabeth Flagg (1655-1729)
John Brigham (1680-1779)John Brigham (1645-1728)Sarah Davis (1646-1698)
Erzsébet Bárczay (c1727-1779)
Stephen Cabot (1754-1779)Joseph Cabot (1720-1767)Elizabeth Higginson (1722-1781)
Ralph Chapman (1695-1779)Isaac Chapman (1647-1737)Rebecca Leonard (1658-1736)
Rudolf Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1775-1779)Jan Nepomuk Rudolf Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1749-1824)Maria Sidonia von Clary und Aldringen (1748-1824)
William Coggishall (1690-1779)James Coggishall (c1655-1717)Ann Laughter (c1660-)
Anne Comber (-1779)Thomas Comber (c1710-)Mary Unknown (bef1710-)
Elizabeth Comber (-1779)Thomas Comber (c1710-)Mary Unknown (bef1710-)
James Cook (1728-1779)James Cook (c1700-)Grace Pace (c1700-)
Ann Cornwall (c1688-1779)Thomas Cornwall (1648-1702)Sarah Clark (1653-1717)
Prudence Crocker (1692-1779)Joseph Crocker (1667-1741)Anne Howland (1670-1750)
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6690 people lived in 1779

Reijnouwtje Davids (c1723-aft1753)David
Adrianus Aalders (c1779-1861)Hendrik AaldersMaria van den Spek
Godefridus Aarts (1778-1826)Pieter Aarts (c1750-)Hendrina van den Eijnden (c1750-)
Abigail Abbe (1767-1851)John Abbe (1743-1832)Abial Averill (1738-1832)
Arien Ariensz Abbenes (c1740-1806)Aarjen Hendriksz Abbenes (c1709-1788)Trijntje Gerrits (c1709-1800)
Abiel Abbot (1765-1859)Abiel Abbot (1741-1809)Dorcas Abbot (1744-1829)
Abiel Abbot (1741-1809)John Abbot (1704-1793)Phebe Fiske (1712-1802)
Abiel Abbot (1770-1828)John Abbot (1735-1818)Abigail Abbot (1734-1807)
Abigail Abbot (1734-1807)Benjamin Abbot (1686-1748)Abigail Abbot (1699-1753)
Benjamin Abbot (1770-1823)Abiel Abbot (1741-1809)Dorcas Abbot (1744-1829)
Dorcas Abbot (1744-1829)Benjamin Abbot (1686-1748)Abigail Abbot (1699-1753)
Elizabeth Abbot (1766-1853)John Abbot (1735-1818)Abigail Abbot (1734-1807)
Ezra Abbot (1772-1847)Abiel Abbot (1741-1809)Dorcas Abbot (1744-1829)
John Abbot (1735-1818)John Abbot (1704-1793)Phebe Fiske (1712-1802)
John Abbot (1704-1793)John Abbot (1674-1754)Elizabeth Harnden (1756-1693)
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Events of the year 1779 at Familypedia

78 people were married in 1779.

 Joined with
Benjamin Adair (1752-1823)Nancy George (1763-1833)
Phillip Ament (1755-1836)Maria Elisabeth Schmidt (1757)
Benedict Arnold (1741-1801)Margaret Mansfield (1745-1775)+ Margaret Shippen (1760-1804)
Dirk Maartensz Bakker (1755-1841)Elisabeth Buittenkoffer (1757-1811)+Aaltje de Wijs (1762-1812)+Neeltje Schermer (bef1815-?)
Isaac Baldwin (1753-1818)Hannah Sackett (1753-1836)
Benjamin Bolling (1734-1832)Martha Phelps (1737-1767)+Charity Larrimore (1748-1794)
Bartholomew Bouverie (1753-1835)Mary Wyndham Arundell (1757-1832)
Jan Broersen (1754-1822)Marijtje Mooij (1756-1787) + Antje Buurman (1758-)
George Carpenter (1713-1782)Mary Elizabeth Walsh (c1758-)
Sabra Cobb (1763-1850)Perez Hamlin (1755-1835)
Samuel Coit (1708-1792)Sarah Spaulding (1711-1776)+Jemima Kinne (1730-1807)
Edith Cole (1760-1843)Benoni Patten (1757-1832)
Mehitable Cone (1745-1830)Nathaniel Wilson (1733-1821)
John Coolidge (1756-1822)Hannah Priest (1750-1828)
Mary Crozier (1753-1824)John Kellock (1749-1816)
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There were 0 military battles in 1779.

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