On This Day

What Happened in June 1743

Historical Events

Battle of Dettingen

Jun 27 War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch commanded troops in the field.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 8 Alessandro Cagliostro [Giuseppe Balsamo], Italian adventurer and magician (Prince of Quacks), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1795)
  • Jun 20 Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet and writer of hymns (Life! I Know Not What Thou Art), born in Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire, England (d. 1825)
  • Jun 30 Niels Schiørring, Danish musician and composer, born in Favrskov Municipality, Denmark (d. 1798)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 25 Václav Matyáš Gurecký, Bohemian composer dies at 37