On This Day

What Happened in July 1742

Historical Events


AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jul 28 Maria Theresa of Austria and Prussian King Frederick the Great sign a peace treaty in Berlin

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and writer (types of Lichtenberg), born in Ober-Ramstadt, Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1799)
  • Jul 19 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, French classical composer, born in La Côte-Saint-André, France (d. 1822)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Czech monk and composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 4 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician and monk, dies at 70
  • Jul 9 John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • Jul 12 Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco, Italian cellist and composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • Jul 14 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar who started the 1st written examinations in the West at Cambridge, dies at 80
  • Jul 19 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • Jul 19 William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)