16 April - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first
the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.
August 4 - Freedom of the press: New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter
is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York,
on the basis that what he published was true.
October - War of the Polish Succession concludes a preliminary peace, ratified in 1738.
Battle of Trepani in the War of the Polish Succession.
French make peace with the Austro-Hungarian Empire (until 1740).
Ship building industry begins in Mumbai.
Carolus Linnaeus publishes his System of Nature.
End of the reign of Emperor Nakamikado
ascends to the throne of Japan.
Euler-Maclaurin formula developed.George Hadley
correctly explains global circulation for the first time.King's Highway
(Charleston to Boston) is completed.Etienne Fourmont
writes Rfiexions critiques sur les histoires des anciens peuples.
Construction begins on the Chemin du roy between Quebec and Montreal.William Hogarth
Publishes "A Rakes Progress".Edmund Curll
tries to publish "Mr Pope's Literary Correspondence" The stock
of which is subsequently siezed.
Augusta, Georgia is founded.
Biliran becomes a seperate province in the Phillipines.Births
January 1 - Paul Revere
(silversmith, United States patriot).
January 8 - John Carroll
First Roman Catholic Archbishop in the U.S.
February 28 - Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
French musician and chemist.
May 1 - Lorenzo Hervás y Panduro
Spanish Jesuit and philologist.
October 9 - Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand
, Duke of Brunswick.
October 21 - Richard Gough
October 30 - John Adams
, later 2nd President of the United States.
November 10 - Granville Sharp
December 29 - Thomas Banks
, English sculptor and artist.
December 31 - Jean de Crévecoeur
, French-American writer (+ 1813).Freidrich Wilhelm
, illegitimate son of Frederick I of Sweden.Charles Joseph
, Prince de Ligne.
Étienne Clavière French Financier & Politician.Thomas Twisleton
, 13th Baron Saye and Sele.James Beattie
Scottish author.Augustus Henry Fitzroy
, 3rd Duke of Grafton.William Gordon
, 18th Earl of Sutherland.George Bussy Child-Villiers
, 4th Earl of Jersey.George de La Poer Beresford
, 1st Marquess of Waterford.James Keir
Geologist, Chemist, Industrialist.Johann Schobert
German composer.Johann Christian Bach
11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach.Charles Bingham
, 1st Earl of Lucan.John Julius Angerstein
London merchant and underwriter of Lloyds of london.Baptized
Februari 8 - Margareta van Ginneke
March 20 - Adriaantje Abrahamse (Ariaantje) van den Houten
:Lady Diana Spencer
, 6th Earl of Haddington.James Lyon
, 7th Earl of Kinghorne.Charles Stuart
, 6th Earl of Moray.Edmund Sheffield
, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Normanby.Yongzheng
Emperor of China.
January 12 - John Eccles
January 18 - Maria Clementina Sobieski
February 27 - John Arbuthnot
, British physician and author.
June 10 - Thomas Hearne
, English antiquary.
September 27 - Peter Artedi
Swedish naturalist, known as the "Father of Icthyology".
December 14 - Thomas Tanner
(bishop) English antiquary and prelate.To my Homepage