1783 was 88 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham.
In 1783, the Revolutionary War ended. A sequence of earthquakes in Calabria, Italy left 50,000 dead. The Montgolfier brothers performed the first manned hot air balloon flight. The Icelandic volcano Laki began an 8-month eruption which killed tens of thousands throughout Europe.
Notable births in 1783 included writer Stendhal, author Washington Irving, Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar, and painter Samuel Prout. Notable deaths included landscape gardener Capability Brown, anatomist William Hunter, mathematician Leonhard Euler, and scientist Jean le Rond d'Alembert.
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