Enactment of the world's first copyright legislation, Britain's Act for the Encourage
of Learning (short title).Births
January 4 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
, composer (+ 1736).
February 15 - King Louis XV
of France (+ 1774).
April 15 - William Cullen
, professor of medicine and co-founder, Glasgow
Medical School (+ 1790).
May 14 - King Adolf Frederick
of Sweden (+ 1771).
November 22 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
, (+ 1784).
November 27 - Robert Lowth
, Bishop of the Church of England (+ 1787).Baptized
June 7 - Martha Jacoba van den Houte
August 25 - Jacomina van den Houten
September 6 - Martha Jacoba van den Houte
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