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What Happened in 1747

Historical Events in 1747

  • Jan 31 The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, London
  • Feb 14 Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London
  • Apr 17 French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands
  • Apr 25 Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand
  • May 3 Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht
  • May 4 Willem IV appointed Viceroy of Overijssel
  • May 14 A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • May 16 Prince Willem V sworn in as admiral-general of Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Battle at Lafeld: France force beats British and Dutch army in Belgium during the Austrian War of Succession
  • Sep 16 French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom

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Famous People in 1747

World Leaders in 1747

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The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, London

On January 31, 1747


Famous People Who Died in 1747

  • Jan 16 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
  • Jan 19 Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
  • Feb 1 Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies
  • Mar 9 Jacob Campo Weyerman, Dutch painter and writer during Dutch Englightenment, dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (b. 1690)

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