May 11 - War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French
forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
August 19 - Beginning of the third Jacobite Rebellion at Glenfinnan.
September 12 - Francis I
is elected Holy Roman Emperor with the support of his
wife, Maria Theresia of Austria. He is the successor of Charles VII Albert of
Bavaria, an enemy of Habsburg, who died on January 20 of this year.Births
February 18 - Alessandro Volta
, physicist, eponym for the unit of electric potential (+ 1827).
March 18 - Sir Robert Walpole
, Prime Minister of Great Britain.Baptized
March 14 - Paulina van den Houten
March 28 - Wouter van den Houten
August 1 - Job Witte
September 5 - Antonij Jacob Bliek
January 20 - Charles VII
, Holy Roman Emperor.
October 19 - Jonathan Swift
, Irish writer.To my Homepage