takes over the throne of Portugal from his deceased father,
João V. King José Manuel appoints the Marques de Pombal as his Chief
Minister, who then strips the Inquisition of its power.John Cleland
publishes Fanny Hill, or The Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.Births
January 1 - Frederick Muhlenberg
, first speaker of the United States House
of Representatives (died 1801).
May 31 - Karl August von Hardenberg
, Prussian politician (died 1822).
August 18 - Antonio Salieri
, Italian composer (died 1825).
December 23 - Frederick Augustus I
of Saxony (died 1827).Tipu Sultan
, Sultan of Mysore (died 1799).Joanna Southcott
, British religious fanatic (died 1814).Baptized
August 30 - Martijntje Adriaantje Kostense (Martine, Maatje, Martina Adriana)
April 20 - Jean Louis Petit
, French surgeon.
June 15 - Marguerite De Launay
, Baronne Staal, French writer.
July 28 - Johann Sebastian Bach
, aged 65, German composer.
July 31 - João V
of Portugal, aged 61.Emperor Sakuramachi
of Japan.Ludovico Antonio Muratori
- Italian historian and scholar (born 1672).Rachel Ruysch
, Dutch painter of flowers and fruit (born 1664).To my Homepage