What Happened in 1737

Important Events

  • Aug 18 First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris
  • Oct 7 A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India
  • Oct 11 Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta, India
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World Leaders in 1737

Famous People in 1737

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 17 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, dies at 73
  • Jan 29 George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
  • Feb 3 Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)
  • Feb 14 Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
  • Feb 20 Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies
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