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  • Feb 28 Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
  • Mar 16 Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as viceroy of Drenthe
  • Apr 8 1st Jewish congregation in US forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, NYC"

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May 15 Robert Walpole becomes effectively Britain's 1st prime minister (was: chief min)

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole
  • Jul 12 Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
  • Jul 21 States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"
  • Aug 4 Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England
  • Sep 17 Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees
  • Sep 30 Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
  • Oct 12 Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark
  • Dec 3 Colley Cibber is appointed British Poet Laureate under George II

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Dec 11 Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire