Historical Events in 1732

  • Jan 21 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
  • Jan 29 Paris churchyard of Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual
  • Feb 1 Parliament of Ratisborn accepts Pragmatic Sanctions
  • Feb 2 King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
  • Feb 20 Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
  • Feb 26 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia

Linnaeus in Lapland

May 12 Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus sets off from Uppsala on a six-month journey to Lapland

  • Jun 9 Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
  • Aug 1 Foundations laid for Bank of England

Theater Premiere

Aug 13 Voltaire's tragic play "Zaire" premieres in Paris

  • Sep 2 Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
  • Sep 6 VOC dismisses Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare
  • Nov 14 First professional librarian in north America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
  • Dec 6 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players in New York
  • Dec 7 The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England
  • Dec 13 Prussia joins Austria and Russia in signing the Treaty of Berlin, a secret treaty regarding succession to the Polish throne