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What Happened in 1739

Historical Events in 1739

  • Jan 1 J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica
  • Jan 14 Britain and Spain sign 2nd Convention of Pardo
  • Feb 24 Battle of Karnal: Army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah
  • Mar 20 Iranian ruler Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne
  • Apr 5 French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty
  • Apr 7 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
  • Apr 21 Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord
  • Jul 10 King George II authorises the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
  • Jul 22 Ottoman Empire defeats Austria at Crocyka (Krotzka) in Serbia and then successfully lays siege to Belgrade
  • Jul 30 Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, New Jersey

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Did You Know?

Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing

On April 7, 1739


Famous People in 1739

World Leaders in 1739

Famous Weddings in 1739


Famous People Who Died in 1739

  • Jan 20 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, dies at 80
  • Apr 7 Dick Turpin, English highwayman (hanged) (b. 1706)
  • Apr 19 Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician, dies
  • May 6 Bernardus Smijtegelt, Dutch vicar (Gekrookte Reed), dies at 63
  • Jul 24 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), dies on 53rd birthday

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