1784

Rulers:

Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1762-1796)

Events:

• Galleria dell’Accademia founded in Firenze.

Births:

Fernando VII, King of Spain (1784-1833)

• Osorio Manrique de Zúñiga, Manuel (1784-1792)

Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)

Deaths:

Diderot, Denis (1713-1784)

Music:

• Salieri, Antonio (1750-1825): Les Danaïdes (1784)

Art:

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788): Mountain Landscape with Bridge (1783-84)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788): Tristram and Fox (c.1775-85)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788): Woody Landscape (c.1783-84)

• Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792): Portrait of Lord Donounghmore (1780-90)