On This Day

What Happened in June 1741

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • Jun 15 Captain Vitus Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Russian mathematician Leonhard Euler leaves St. Petersburg for a position at the Berlin Academy, offered to him by Frederick the Great of Prussia

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Leonhard Euler
King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • Jun 30 Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 11 Joseph Warren, American physician and soldier, born in Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1775)
  • Jun 19 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver and art collector, born in Amsterdam (d. 1816)
  • Jun 22 Luigi Tomasini, Italian composer (head of Prince Esterh├ízy's court orchestra), born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1808)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 22 Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Belgian composer, dies at 38