enters Balliol College, Oxford.George Whitefield
founds the Bethesda orphanage.
The song Rule Britannia is first performed at Cliveden.
May 31 - Friedrich II
comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father,
Friedrich Wilhelm I.
October 20 - Maria Theresia
of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions
(Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). However, her succession
to the Holy Roman Empire is contested widely because she is a woman.
December 16 - Friedrich II
of Prussia invades the Habsburg possession of Silesia,
starting the War of the Austrian Succession.Births
June 2 - Marquis de Sade
, aristocrat and author.
August 23 - Emperor Ivan VI
November 6 - Catharina van den Houten
, Spanish Jesuit.
October 29 - Anna van Ginneken
January 5, Antonio Lotti
May 31 - Friedrich Wilhelm I
, King of Prussia.
October 20 - Charles VI
, Holy Roman Emperor.
October 28 - Anna Ivanova
(Anna I of Russia).To my Homepage