What Happened in 1736

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Historical Events

  • Jan 26 Stanislaw I of Poland abdicates his throne.
  • Feb 5 Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia
  • Feb 19 George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast" premieres
  • Apr 20 French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins Lapland expedition to measure latitude and shape of the earth, joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier
  • May 26 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
  • Dec 3 Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere

World Leaders in 1736

Famous People in 1736

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 12 Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Francois I)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Ceslav Vanura, composer, dies at 41
  • Jan 31 Filippo Juvara, Italian architect (b. 1678)
  • Feb 7 Stephen Gray, English astronomer and scientist (b. 1666)
  • Mar 16 Giovanni B Pergolesi, Italian composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 26
  • Mar 25 Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
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