On This Day

What Happened in 1730

Historical Events

  • Feb 28 Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
  • Mar 16 Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as viceroy of Drenthe
  • Apr 8 Congregation Shearith Israel opens the 1st North American synagogue in New York City on Mill Street in Lower Manhattan
  • 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 King George II

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World Leaders in 1730

Famous People in 1730

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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, English Tory statesman, dies at 82
  • Jan 1 Samuel Sewall, English-American judge and businessman, dies at 77
  • Jan 30 Peter II Alexeyevich, Tsar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
  • Feb 21 Benedict XIII, [Pietro F Orsini], Pope (1724-30), dies at 81
  • Mar 20 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (Comédie-Française) inspiration for 1849 drama "Adrienne Lecouvreur", dies at 37

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