On This Day

July 1742 in History

Events in History


AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jul 28 Maria Theresa of Austria and Prussian King Frederick the Great sign a peace treaty in Berlin

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and writer (types of Lichtenberg), born in Ober-Ramstadt, Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1799)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician and monk, dies at 70
  • Jul 9 John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • Jul 14 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar who started the 1st written examinations in the West at Cambridge, dies at 80
  • Jul 19 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • Jul 19 William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)