February 14 - Henry Pelham
becomes Prime Minister of England.
Battle of Dettingen.Births
February 13 - Sir Joseph Banks
, British naturalist and botanist.
February 19 - Luigi Boccherini
, Italian classical music performer.
February 23 - Mayer Amschel Rothschild
, banker (+ 1812).
March 4 - Johann David Wyss
, Swiss author, (+ 1818).
April 13 - Thomas Jefferson
, later 3rd President of the United States(+ 1826).
August 26 - Antoine Lavoisier
(French chemist aka father of modern chemistry).
September 17 - Marquis de Condorcet
, mathematician, philosopher, and political scientist.Deaths
January 29 - Cardinal André-Hercule de Fleury
, Bishop of Fréjus, chief minister of France
under Louis XV.To my Homepage