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1737 1738 1739 - 1740 - 1741 1742 1743
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Events 12 February — The San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated. ... Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... Events January 1 - Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. ... // Events April 10 - Austrian army attack troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz August 10 - Raja of Travancore defeats Dutch East India Company naval expedition at Battle of Colachel December 19 - Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia December 25 - Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale Celsius... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... // Events February 14 - Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister February 21 - - The premiere in London of George Frideric Handels oratorio, Samson. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... Events and Trends World Leaders King Louis XIV of France (1643 - 1715) Philippe II of Orléans, Regent of France (1715 - 1723). ... Events and Trends Manufacture of the earliest surviving pianos. ... Events and Trends The Great Awakening - A Protestant religious movement active in the British colonies of North America Sextant invented (probably around 1730) independently by John Hadley in Great Britain and Thomas Godfrey in the American colonies World leaders Louis XV King of France (king from 1715 to 1774) George... Events and Trends The War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748) rages. ... Events and Trends Scientific navigation is developed The Seven Years War (1756-1763) fought between two rival alliances: the first consisting of the Kingdom of Great Britain, Hanover, and Prussia; the second consisting of Austria, France, Imperial Russia, Saxony, and Sweden. ... Events and Trends King George III ascends the British throne in 1760. ... Events and Trends For more events, see 18th century United States Declaration of Independence ratified by the Continental Congress (July 3, 1776). ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Art Resources DEFINE.name Glossary Index ArtLex. ... See also: 1739 in literature, other events of 1740, 1741 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1739 in music, other events of 1740, 1741 in music, list of years in music. ... The year 1740 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed here. ...


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Colonial governors - State leaders 1739 colonial governors - Events of 1740 - 1741 colonial governors - Colonial governors by year See also: List of state leaders in 1740 List of religious leaders in 1740 List of international organization leaders in 1740 Portugal Angola - Joaquim Jacques de Magalhães, Governor of Angola (1738-1748) Macau - D. Diogo Pereira... 1739 state leaders - Events of 1740 - 1741 state leaders - State leaders by year Africa Ashanti Confederacy - Opoku Ware I, Asantehene (1720-1750) Bunyoro - Duhaga, Omukama of Bunyoro (1731-c. ...


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anibodi May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining, as the last day of May. ... Frederick II of Prussia (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a king of Prussia from the Hohenzollern dynasty, reigning from 1740 to 1786. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: PrÅ«sai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... Frederick William I of Prussia (in German: Friedrich Wilhelm I), of the House of Hohenzollern, (August 14, 1688 - May 31, 1740), often known as the Soldier-King and considered an Enlightened Despot, reigned as King in Prussia (1713 - 1740). ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... H.I.M. Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria, Great Principess of Transylvania, Duchess of Parma, Piacenza, and Guastalla Maria Theresa (Spellings differ from language to language, and several are listed at bottom) (May 13, 1717 – November 29, 1780) was the first and... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... Bohemia This article is about the historical region in central Europe; for other uses, see Bohemia (disambiguation). ... The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (German: Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation â–¶(?), Latin Sacrum Romanum Imperium Nationis Germanicae, see names and designations of the empire) was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (Friedrich der Große, Frederick the Great, January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was the Hohenzollern king of Prussia 1740–86. ... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (-Latin, Polish: ÅšlÄ…sk, German: Schlesien, Czech: Slezsko) is a historical region in central Europe. ... The War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). ... In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France. ... Nationality is, in English usage, the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Adam Smith, FRSE (Baptised June 5, 1723 – July 17, 1790) was a Scottish political economist and moral philosopher. ... College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister College St Johns Master Andrew Graham JCR President Jack Hawkins Undergraduates 403 Graduates 228 Homepage Boatclub Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... George Whitefield was a minister in the Church of England and one of the leaders of the Methodist movement. ... The Bethesda Orphanage was founded by George Whitefield in the eighteenth century on a 400 acre (1,600 m²) land grant near Savannah, Georgia. ... Rule Britannia is a patriotic British national song, originating from the poem Rule Britannia by James Thomson, and put to music by Thomas Arne in 1740. ... Cliveden is a mansion in Berkshire (though until the county borders changed in 1974 it was in Buckinghamshire) with an intriguing history. ...


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In 1740 India appeared to be relatively tranquil.
In October 1740 the Holy Roman emperor Charles VI, the last male Habsburg ruler, died and was succeeded by his daughter Maria Theresa (German: Maria Theresia), the young wife of the grand duke of...
1740), that was used to warm frontier dwellings, farmhouses, and urban homes for more than 200 years.
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