Today in History for Year 1747

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 14 of 14

Jan 31st - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
Feb 14th - Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London
Apr 17th - French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands
Apr 25th - Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand
May 3rd - Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht
May 4th - Willem IV appointed viceroy of Overijssel
May 14th - A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
May 16th - Prince Willem V sworn in as admiral-general of Neth
Jul 1st - Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army
Sep 16th - French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
Oct 25th - British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
Nov 7th - Organgist in Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
Nov 30th - Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
Dec 9th - Great Britain & Netherlands sign military treaty

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 21 of 21

Jan 10th - Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker
Jan 15th - John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822)
Feb 3rd - Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
Feb 17th - Narciso Casanovas, composer
Feb 28th - Justin Morgan, composer
Mar 3rd - Kasamir Pulaski, US general (Revolutionary War)
Mar 4th - Casimir Pulaski, Count/American Revolutionary War general
Mar 31st - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer (Moon has Risen)
Apr 13th - Louis Philip II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1793)
Apr 23rd - Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer
Holy Roman Emperor Leopold IIHoly Roman Emperor Leopold II (May 5th) May 5th - Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
Jun 24th - Johann Melchior Dreyer, composer
Jun 26th - Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh, composer
Jul 6th - Coelestin Jungbauer, composer
Jul 6th - John Paul Jones, naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight")
Jul 30th - Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer
Aug 13th - Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer
Oct 8th - Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer
Oct 8th - Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (d. 1807)
Oct 11th - Marian Paradeiser, composer
Nov 24th - Felice Alessandri, composer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 23 of 23

Jan 16th - Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
Jan 19th - Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
Feb 1st - Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies
Mar 9th - Jacob Campo Weyerman, S Neth adventurer/painter/writer, dies at 69
Mar 16th - Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (b. 1690)
Mar 23rd - Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (b. 1675)
Apr 2nd - Johann J Dillenius, German botanist, dies at 63
Apr 7th - Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1676)
Apr 9th - Simon Fraser, 12th baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England
May 9th - John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair, Scottish soldier and diplomat (b. 1673)
May 28th - Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715)
May 31st - Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (b. 1686)
Jun 6th - Jean Barriere, composer, dies
Jun 19th - Alessandro Marcello, composer, dies at 74
Jun 19th - Nadir, shah of Persia (1736-47), murdered
Jul 9th - Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
Jul 16th - Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies
Aug 8th - Madeleine de Verchères, New France heroine (b. 1678)
Sep 15th - Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, composer, dies at 59
Oct 10th - John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1674)
Nov 17th - Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
Dec 2nd - Vincent Bourne, English classical scholar (b. 1695)
Dec 11th - Edmund Curll, English bookseller (b. ca. 1675)

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