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Gebeurtenissen:

Geboren:
2 Juni - Markies de Sade, Frans vaak gecensureerd pornografisch schrijver.
6 November - Catharina van den Houten.

Gedoopt:
29 Oktober - Anna van Ginneken.

Overleden:
Domenico Alberti - Italiaans componist van barokmuziek (geboren 1710).


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Events:
Adam Smith 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 of Russia.
November 6 - Catharina van den Houten.
Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit.
Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan.

Baptized:
October 29 - Anna van Ginneken.

Deaths:
January 5, Antonio Lotti, composer.
May 31 - Friedrich Wilhelm I, King of Prussia.
October 20 - Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor.
October 28 - Anna Ivanova (Anna I of Russia).


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