Year 1752 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 3 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malacca: 92 killed
  • Jan 15 Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Henry Fielding of plagiarism
  • Feb 3 Dutch States-General forbids export of windmills
  • Mar 23 Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, dies 2 days later
  • May 11 1st US fire insurance policy issued, in Philadelphia
  • Jun 3 Moscow houses and churches destroyed by fire
  • Jun 5 Prince William of Orange becomes Knight of Garter
  • Jun 6 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed
  • Jun 9 French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly, India
  • Jun 10 Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his kite-flying experiment
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Historical Figures Who Died in 1752

  • Jan 4 Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer), dies at 47
  • Jan 16 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (History of Norfolk), dies at 46
  • Feb 9 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (b. 1722)
  • May 3 Samuel Ogle, British provincial Governor of Maryland (b. c. 1692)
  • May 4 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 71

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