Year 1731 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 10 Charles Farnese becomes Duke of Parma and Piacenza
  • Mar 5 Mission San Francisco de la Espada, first of the San Antonio missions, reestablished by Spanish missionaries on the bank of the San Antonio River [1]
  • Mar 16 Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson.
  • Mar 24 Jerome (aka Hieronimus) de Salis naturalised as British by Act of Parliamentary.
  • Apr 9 British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain
  • May 28 All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
  • Jun 24 Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
  • Jul 8 Theologian Jonathan Edwards preaches his sermon "God Glorified in Man's Dependence" in Boston, later his first published sermon
  • Jul 22 Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
  • Sep 3 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Friesland
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