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Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar.



June 14: US Flag (had various star patterns)

  • June 14 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by the Continental Congress as the Flag of the United States.


Date unknown[]

  • The 2nd edition of Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
  • The code duello is adopted at the Clonmell Summer Assizes as the form for pistol duels in Ireland. It is quickly denounced but nevertheless widely adopted throughout the English-speaking world.
  • Kunsthochschule Kassel is founded



  • January – William Barton (Middlesex cricketer), English cricketer (d. 1825)
  • January 2Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor (d. 1857)
  • January 7Lorenzo Bartolini, Italian sculptor (d. 1850)
  • January 13Elisa Bonaparte, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1820)
  • January 25Karoline Jagemann, German actor (d.1848)
  • February 3John Cheyne (physician), British physician, surgeon and author (d. 1836)
  • February 10Amable Berthelot, Quebec lawyer, author and political figure (d. 1847)
  • February 12
    • Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, French poet (d. 1843)
    • Bernard Courtois, French chemist (d. 1838)
  • February 18Andreas Arntzen, Norwegian politician (d. 1837)
  • February 20Zacheus Burnham, Canadian farmer, judge and public figure (d. 1857)
  • March 3Adolphe Dureau de la Malle, French geographer, naturalist, historian and artist (d. 1857)
  • March 10Robert Allison (Pennsylvania), U.S. Representative (d. 1840)
  • March 13Charles Lot Church, Nova Scotia politician (d. 1864)
  • March 17
  • March 19José María Bustamante, Mexican composer (d. 1861)



  • July – Thomas Clayton, American lawyer and politician (d. 1854)
  • July 9Henry Hallam, English historian (d. 1859)
  • July 26Robert Hamilton Bishop, Scottish-American educator and minister (d. 1855)
  • July 27
  • July 31Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros, Argentine statesman and priest (d. 1849)
  • August 11Giuseppe Bossi, Italian painter (d. 1815)
  • August 14Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)
  • August 23Princess Adélaïde of Orléans, French princess (d. 1847)
  • August 29Nikita Bichurin, Russian monk (d. 1853)
  • August 31Alexander Bashilov, Russian general (d. 1847)
  • September 9James Carr (Massachusetts politician), U.S. Congressman (d. 1818)
  • September 12Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, French zoologist and anatomist (d. 1850)
  • September 25Joseph Badeaux, Canadian politician (d. 1835)


Date unknown[]

  • Suleiman al-Halabi, Syrian student and assassin (d. 1800)
  • Carlos Anaya, Uruguayan politician (d. 1862)
  • Charles James Apperley, English sportsman and sporting writer (d. 1843)
  • Carlo Armellini, Italian politician, activist and jurist (d. 1863)
  • Mevlana Halid-i Bagdadi, Ottoman mystic (d. 1826)
  • Connell James Baldwin, Irish soldier and civil servant (d. 1861)
  • Karl Friedrich Becker, German educator and historian (d. 1806)
  • Vicente Benavides, Chilean soldier (d. 1822)
  • John Bennett (Hampshire cricketer) (d. 1857)
  • William Bellinger Bulloch, U.S. Senator (d. 1852)
  • Sophia Campbell, Australian artist (d. 1833)
  • Abiel Chandler, U.S. philanthropist (d. 1851)
  • John Claiborne, U.S. politician (d. 1808)
  • Charles Othon Frédéric Jean-Baptiste de Clarac, French artist, scholar and archaeologist (d. 1847)
  • Thomas Cochran (judge), Canadian judge (d. 1804)
  • William Conner, American trader and politician (d. 1855)
  • Anselmo de la Cruz, Chilean political figure (d. 1833)
  • Thomas Day (Connecticut), American judge (d. 1855)
  • Benjamin d'Urban, British general and colonial administrator (d. 1849)
  • Tu'i Malila, the longest living animal (a tortoise) on record (d. 1965)


  • January 10Spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)
  • January 12Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726)
  • February 9Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (b. 1706)
  • February 24 – King Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714)
  • March 1Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian composer (b. 1715)
  • May 11George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (b. 1719)
  • May 19Button Gwinnett, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1735)
  • September 22John Bartram, American botanist (b. 1699)
  • September 25Johann H. Lambert, mathematician, physicist and astronomer (b. 1728)
  • October 4Francis Nash, Brigider general killed at the Battle of Germantown
  • October 7Simon Fraser, British general during the American Revolutionary War (b. 1729)
  • October 21Samuel Foote, English dramatist and actor (b. 1720)
  • November 10Cornstalk, Shawnee chief
  • November 13William Bowyer (printer), English printer (b. 1699)
  • December – Dolly Pentreath, claimed to be the last speaker of the Cornish language


  1. ^ Bookin-Weiner, Jerome B. "The Origins of Moroccan American Relations" in THE ATLANTIC CONNECTION: 200 Years of Moroccan-American Relations 1786-1986, Bookin-Weiner, Jerome B. and El Mansour, Mohammed eds. Edino Press, 1990. Pg. 20

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People of the year 1777 at Familypedia

139 people were born in 1777

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Elizabeth Adams (1777-1777)John Adams (1735-1826)Abigail Smith (1744-1818)
Boret Andersdotter (1777-)Anders Svensson (1746-)Boret Halvardsdotter (1743-)
George Arnold (1777-1851)Thomas Arnold (1730-1819)Hannah Randall (c1740-1819)
Thomas Hender Arnold (1777-1852)Nathaniel Thomas Arnold (1754-1777)Thankful Field (1758-1832)
Elizabeth Davenport Ashford (1777-1825)Thomas Ashford (1731-1797)Sarah Davenport (1741-1805)
Aaron Austin (c1777-1860)
Lidia Baditz
Benjamin Franklin Baldwin (1777-1821)Loammi Baldwin (1745-1807)Mary Fowle (c1747-1786)
Andrew Beck (1777-1850)Andreas Beck (c1755-1820)Rachel Heyl (1754-1822)
Melanie Bedser (1777-1845)
Eleanor Bell (1777-1863)Thomas Bell (1732-1806)Ann Shotwell (c1750-1796)
Henry Grey Bennet (1777-1836)Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville (1743-1822)Emma Colebrooke (1752-1836)
Charlotte Blackman (1777)
Mary Boardman (c1777-1837)
Judit Borzsák (1777-1831)István Borzsák (1752-c1805)Zsuzsanna Szabó (c1757-c1810)
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83 children were born to the 50 women born in 1777

108 people died in 1777

 FatherMotherAge at death
Elizabeth Adams (1777-1777)John Adams (1735-1826)Abigail Smith (1744-1818)
Thomas Allen (1690-1777)Benjamin Allen (1662-1721)Frances Rice (1671-1721)
Mercy Baker (1699-1777)John Baker (1672-1763)Anna Annable (1675-1731)
Elizabeth Baldwin (1725-1777)Sylvester Baldwin (1677-1732)Elizabeth Avery (1692-1728)
Hannah Baldwin (1701-1777)Jonathan Baldwin (c1667-1726)Susannah Kitchell (c1665-1743)
Sarah Bond (1690-1777)Jonas Bond (1664-1727)Grace Coolidge (1663-1699)
Mary Bostwick (1741-1777)David Bostwick (1720-1763)Mary Hinman (1714-1778)
Abigail Brigham (1723-1777)John Brigham (1680-1779)
Paul Brigham (1732-1777)Thomas Brigham (1695-1765)Sarah Stratton (1695-1775)
A. Maria Brinkmann (1724-1777)Stephan IdendijkeA. Catharina Klingenberg (1688-)
Adam Butner (-bef1777)
Mihály Bánffy de Losoncz (1724-1777)Farkas Bánffy de Losoncz (1700-1761)Erzsébet Bagossy de Csengerbagos (c1702-1753)
Susanna Cabot (1754-1777)Francis Cabot (1717-1786)Mary Fitch (1724-1756)
John Campbell of Cawdor (1695-1777)Alexander Campbell of Cawdor (-1697)Elizabeth Lort (-1714)
Mary Carew (1734-1777)Joseph Carew (c1705-)Mary Huntington (1709-1793)
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6981 people lived in 1777

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 (1770-1828)John Abbot (1735-1818)Abigail Abbot (1734-1807)
Abiel Abbot (1765-1859)Abiel Abbot (1741-1809)Dorcas Abbot (1744-1829)
Abiel Abbot (1741-1809)John Abbot (1704-1793)Phebe Fiske (1712-1802)
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)
Elizabeth Abbott (1721-1782)John Abbott (-)Elizabeth Birege (-)
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Events of the year 1777 at Familypedia

87 people were married in 1777.

 Joined with
Samuel Adams (1752-1838)Elizabeth Newhall (1756-1850) + Deborah Bishop (1765-1833)
Joseph Appleton (1751-1795)Mary Hook (1756-1842)
Anky Ballard (1760-1842)James Keaton (1745-1820)
Catherine Bemis (1753-1820)Thomas Harbach (1741-1821)
Lydia Bemis (1760-1808)Enoch Knapp (1754-1811)
Otis Bigelow (1747-1832)Lydia Loomis (1749-1775)+Betsey Bartlett (1755-1829)
Wouter Woutersz Bleijenberg (1743-)Lisabeth Gijsbertsen Burgers (1743-bef1791)+Maria Janse van Bennekom (bef1775-)
Antil Botting (1740-1801)Jane (bef1761-1777)+Martha Mathews (bef1777)
Henry Botting (1756-1837)Elizabeth Potter (1756-1835)
Mary Eleanor Bowes (1749-1800)John Lyon, 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1737-1776) + Andrew Robinson Stoney (1747-1810)
Josiah Bradlee (1754-1798)Hannah Putnam (1758-1793)
David Brewster (1753-1836)Hannah Paine (1759-1856)
Benjamin Brown (1756-1829)Susannah White (1756-1824) + Susannah Blanton (1772-)
Gerrit Buijsman (1734-1783)Trijntje Buurman (1737-1774) + Geertje Bastiaans (c1775-)
Lisabeth Gijsbertsen Burgers (1743-bef1791)Wouter Woutersz Bleijenberg (1743-)
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There were 0 military battles in 1777.

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