On This Day

What Happened in July 1747

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Battle at Lafeld: France force beats British and Dutch army in Belgium during the Austrian War of Succession

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Coelestin Jungbauer, German composer, born in Grattersdorf, Bavaria (d. 1823)
  • Jul 6 John Paul Jones, Scottish-American naval captain and the United States first well-known naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight"), born in Arbigland, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland (d. 1792)
  • Jul 30 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, Italian composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1832)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 16 Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies