What Happened in 1742

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Famous People Born in 1742

  • Jan 15 Eugene Godecharle, composer
  • Jan 24 Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
  • Jan 26 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer
  • Mar 4 Johann Heinrich Egli, composer
  • Mar 19 Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch literary/poet
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1686)
  • Jan 6 Johann Georg Reinhardt, composer, dies
  • Jan 14 Edmond Halley, English scientist (b. 1656)
  • Feb 22 Charles Rivington, English publisher (b. 1688)
  • Feb 28 Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53
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