On This Day

What Happened in September 1733

Historical Events

  • Sep 12 Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king
  • Sep 15 King Frederik Willem I divides Prussia-Brandenburg in Cantons
  • Sep 22 Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig
  • Sep 26 France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 18 George Read, American judge and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Cecil County, Maryland (d. 1798)
  • Sep 22 Anton Filtz [Fils], German composer, born in Eichstätt (d. 1760)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 Francois Couperin, French composer and organist (Le Grand), dies at 64
  • Sep 25 Georg Motz, composer, dies at 79