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Chesma Column in Tsarskoe Selo, commemorating the end of the Russo-Turkish War.

Year 1774 (MDCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1774[]

January - June[]

July - December[]

  • 1 August - The element oxygen is discovered for the third (and last) time—the second quantitatively following the somewhat earlier work of Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1771-1772)— by Joseph Priestley who publishes the fact in 1775 and so named the element and usually gets all the credit.
  • October 14 - Document Congress in America Adpoted-Decloration and Resolves.



1774 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1774

Ab urbe condita 2527
Armenian calendar 1223
Bahá'í calendar -70 – -69
Buddhist calendar 2318
Coptic calendar 1490 – 1491
Ethiopian calendar 1766 – 1767
Hebrew calendar 5534 5535
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1829 – 1830
 - Shaka Samvat 1696 – 1697
 - Kali Yuga 4875 – 4876
Holocene calendar 11774
Iranian calendar 1152 – 1153
Islamic calendar 1187 – 1188
Japanese calendar An'ei 3

(安永 3年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2434
Julian calendar 1819
Korean calendar 4107
Thai solar calendar 2317
See also 1774 births.


See also 1774 deaths.

People of the year 1774 at Familypedia

145 people were born in 1774

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Thomas Abbott (c1774-1855)Jonathon Abbott (bef1774)Martha (bef1774)
Eleanor Adair (1774-1845)James Adair (1748-1818)
Gerrit Appelman (1774-1853)Gerrit Appelman (1742-1809)Geesje Schaper (1745-1812)
William Aris (c1774-1837)William Aris (-1805)Mary Briscoe
John Aspinwall (1774-1847)John Aspinall (1705-1774)Rebecca Mary Smith (1734-1809)
Olfert Bakker (1774-1848)Jan Bakker (c1750-)Geertje Jans (c1750-)
Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (1774-1848)Francis Baring, 1st Bart (1740-1810)Harriet Herring (1750-1804)
Katherine Barlow (1774-1817)Christopher Barlow (1757-1837)Anna Barbara Moyer (1755-1838)
Charles George Beauclerk (1774-1845)Topham Beauclerk (1739-1780)Diana Spencer (1734-1808)
Maratje Bennet (1774-1830)Nicholas Bennet (1743-1796)Mary Duryea (1752-1834)
Lucy Bigelow (1774-1856)Timothy Bigelow (1739-1790)Anna Andrews (1746-1809)
Dieuwertje Boon (1774-1842)Jacob Boon (c1738-1826)Marijtje Bulloper (1751-1829)
Dirk Bot (1774-1834)Crelis Bot (-)Marijtje Pieters (-)
William Botting (1774-1846)Antil Botting (1740-1801)Jane (bef1761-1777)
Mary Botts (1774-1812)William Botts (1744-1801)Priscilla Lee (1744-1792)
... further results

110 children were born to the 73 women born in 1774

82 people died in 1774

 FatherMotherAge at death
Mary Adams (1735-1774)Phineas Adams (1705-1756)Susan Kingsbury (1711-1739)
Mary Allyn (1702-bef1775)Joseph Allyn (1671-bef1743)Mary Doty (1671-bef1743)
George Austin (1715-1774)
Charles Avery (1730-1774)Jonathan Avery (c1704-1782)Elizabeth Waterman (1702-1750)
Mary Baker (1709-1774)John Baker (1681-1750)Phebe Douglass or Sarah Hurlbut
Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl Fauconberg (1699-1774)Thomas Belasyse, 3rd Viscount Fauconberg (-1718)Bridget Gage (-1732)
Johann Gottlieb Michel Bernitt (1753-1813)Jacob Niclas Bernitt (1724-1774)Catharina Elisabeth Seidler (1725-1760)
Simon Broersen (1713-1774)Dirk Broersen (c1675-1763)Anna Cornelis (c1675-1728)61
Mary Buell (1695-1774)John Buell (1671-1746)Mary Loomis (1672-1768)
Abigail Bushnell (1718-1774)Caleb Bushnell (1679-1725)Anne Leffingwell (1679-1762)
Somerset Hamilton Butler, 1st Earl of Carrick (1718-1774)Thomas Butler, 6th Viscount Ikerrin (1683-1720)Margaret Hamilton (c1696-1743)
Trijntje Buurman (1737-1774)Volkert Buurman (1705-1793)Digne Gerrits (1706-1786)
Joseph Cabot (1746-1774)Joseph Cabot (1720-1767)Elizabeth Higginson (1722-1781)
Thomas Choate (1693-1774)Thomas Choate (1671-1745)Mary Varney (1669-1733)
Zephaniah Coffin (1699-1774)Stephen Coffin (1675-1725)Experience Look (1672-1759)
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6836 people lived in 1774

Grietje Jans (-1775)Jan (bef1735-)
Reijnouwtje Davids (c1723-aft1753)David
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 (1704-1793)John Abbot (1674-1754)Elizabeth Harnden (1756-1693)
John Abbot (1735-1818)John Abbot (1704-1793)Phebe Fiske (1712-1802)
William Abbot (1748-1793)John Abbot (1704-1793)Phebe Fiske (1712-1802)
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Events of the year 1774 at Familypedia

114 people were married in 1774.

 Joined with
Ichabod Alden (1739-1778)Mary Wakefield (1742-)
Sarah Armitage (1756-1820)Thomas McKean (1734-1817)
Samuel Auber (1750-1827)Elizabeth Newman (c1753-)
Lemuel Bangs (1739-1824)Rebecca Keeler (1751-1812)
Will Battams (1754-1839)Susannah Harrowell (1755-1826)
John Baughan (c1754-1797)Catherine Morgan (bef1774)+Mary Cleaver (c1760)
Clement Biddle (1740-1814)Mary Richardson (1743-1772)+Rebekah Cornell (1755-1831)
Thomas Bigelow (1753-1837)Hannah Chase (1757-1848)
John Botting (1745-1820)Elizabeth Heasman (1751-1828)
Elizabeth Boyd (1760-1834)Knight Cutler (1755-1830)
Joseph Bradford (1751-1812)Abigail Starling (1752-1832)
Mary Briggs (1751-1814)Thomas Rice Greene (1748-1826)
Jonathan Brigham (1754-1848)Lydia Stevens (1758-1828)+Lucy (1778-1842)
Henry Thomas Butler, 2nd Earl of Carrick (1746-1813)Sarah Taylor (c1756-1841)
George Cabot (1752-1823)Elizabeth Higginson (1756-1826)
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There were 0 military battles in 1774.

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