This article is about the year 1747.


Portrait of Dorothy Quincy  1747-1830
 Coronation  of Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1747 by a 20th century Afghan artist, Breshna.
François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt
Le Sueur[APO]s Solomon before the ark of the covenant, painted in 1747
Dutch forces under the command of Governor General Cronström


1747 in Literature

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham - Pitt was personally saddened when his friend and brother-in-law Thomas Grenville was killed at the naval First Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747

Denis Diderot - In 1747 he wrote the Promenade du sceptique, an allegory pointing first at the extravagances of Catholicism; second, at the vanity of the pleasures of the world which is the rival of the church; and third, at the desperate and unfathomable uncertainty of the philosophy which professes to be so high above both church and world.

Gottfried August Burger - Gottfried August Bürger was born in 1747

Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim - After residing a few years in Berlin he was appointed, in 1747, secretary of the cathedral chapter at Halberstadt

John Filson - John Filson was born in 1747

Hannah Glasse - "The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy" was published by subscription in 1747, and sold at 'Mrs

Hannah Glasse - She is best known for her cookbook, "The Art of Cookery", first published in 1747

Johannes Jahrig - Johannes Jährig was born in 1747

Oliver Goldsmith - The family moved to the parsonage at Lissoy, between Athlone and Ballymahon, and continued to live there until his father's death in 1747

Denis Diderot - Diderot, who had been under police surveillance since 1747, was swiftly identified as the author .

John Boydell - Around 1747, Boydell published his first major work, "The Bridge Book", for which he drew and cut each print himself

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham - He had sat for Seaford,_East_Sussex since 1747

Arnaud Berquin - Arnaud Berquin was born in 1747

Francoise de Graffigny - Initially famous as the author of "Lettres d'une Péruvienne", a novel published in 1747, she became the world's best-known living woman writer after the success of her sentimental comedy, "Cénie", in 1750

Hannah Glasse - In 1747, the same year in which the book appeared, John Glasse died

Laetitia Pilkington - Therefore, Laetitia went back to Dublin in May 1747 and began the publication of the "Memoirs

Samuel Richardson - A frustrated Richardson wrote to Edward Young in November 1747:

Francoise de Graffigny - Her confidence restored with the two short stories, she began writing two more substantial works, an epistolary novel, published in December 1747 as "Lettres d'une Péruvienne" , and a sentimental comedy, staged in June 1750 as "Cénie"

1747 in Visual Arts

Giuseppe Crespi - Giuseppe Crespi died in 1747

Francis Wheatley (painter) - Francis Wheatley was born in 1747

Jean Simeon Rousseau de la Rottiere - Jean Simeon Rousseau de la Rottiere was born in 1747

Carl Gustaf Pilo - In 1747 he was named painter to the royal court under the newly crowned King Frederik V, whose duties included the supervision and restoration of paintings at the royal residences

William Adam (architect) - William Adam succumbed to illness in late 1747, dying the following summer

Matthew Brettingham - From 1747, Brettingham operated from London as well as Norwich

Johann Peter Alexander Wagner - He moved to Vienna in 1747 and worked under several commissioners including another Johann Wagner and Balthasar Ferdinand Moll; after which he moved to Mannheim and worked under Paul Egell or Augustin Egell

Jakob Klukstad - In 1747 Klukstad is recorded as holding a cotters farm which was attached to the larger farm Nordistugu Klukstad in Lesja

Giuseppe Venanzio Marvuglia - This was followed by a period in Rome from 1747 to 1759

Lauritz de Thurah - Frustrated by his losing assignments to Eigtved, he petitioned the king in 1747 for a new non-architectural position, but this was rejected

Jean Huber - In 1747 he married Marie-Louise Alléon-Guainieret

Carl Gustaf Pilo - In any case Pilo refused to marry her, and the engagement first became legally annulled on 5 May 1747

1747 in Music

Johann Sebastian Bach - In 1747, Bach visited the court of the King of Prussia in Potsdam.

Johann Abraham Peter Schulz - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz was born in 1747

Ivan Mane Jarnovic - Ivan Mane Jarnovic was born in 1747

Christoph Willibald Gluck - The years 1747 and 1748 brought Gluck two highly prestigious engagements

Johann Melchior Molter - From 1747 to his death Molter was employed by Margrave Carl Friedrich of Baden-Durlach, the son of his first employer

Elisabeth Lillstrom - Other well known actresses from the troupe were Johanna Catharina Embeck, who debuted 1747, later active in the Stenborg troupe until the 1796 and thereby the actor with the longest career of the troupe, and Christina Catharina Lindberg, who under the name Mademoiselle Londberg was a beneficiary-receiver and thereby played the leading role in a play in 1749; after 1753 she became a star in the troupe of Petter Stenborg

Elisabeth Olin - Elisabeth Olin debuted as a child-actor on the stage of Bollhuset alongside her mother at the age of seven under the name Betty Lillström in the part of "Alfhild" in "Syrinx" in 1747, called Sweden's first native $Opera comique, and was very popular, often described as one of the most valuable members of the staff even though she was not an adult, but in 1753, the theatre was reserved for the French troop hired by the queen, ending the first experiment of a national theater

Riccardo Brengola - He owned superb instruments: the Giovanni Battista Guadagnini 1747 violin known as 'Contessa Crespi'; the 1702 Antonio Stradivari 'Conte di Fontana' violin which had belonged to David Oistrakh and is now played by Massimo Quarta; and an excellent Roberto Regazzi instrument made in the 1980s

Margareta Seuerling - Margareta Seuerling was born in 1747

Ivan Khandoshkin - Ivan Khandoshkin was born in 1747

Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini - Another very famous performance was her theatrical debut, the Cantata Pastorale "Il Ristoro d'Arcadia", in Milan at the Teatro Regio Ducal in 1747 where she dedicated her piece to various rulers of the surrounding areas of Saxony and Austria

Johann Wilhelm Hassler - Johann Wilhelm Hässler was born in 1747

Jean-Fery Rebel - Jean-Féry Rebel died in 1747

Felice Alessandri - Felice Alessandri was born in 1747

Johann Gottfried Muthel - In 1747, at age 19, he became a court organist and cembalist for Duke Christian Ludwig II of Mecklenburg- Schwerin, in Schwerin

Franz Paul Rigler - Franz Paul Rigler was born in 1747

Elisabeth Lillstrom - The daughter of Elisabeth Lillström, Elisabeth Olin, who debuted as a child actor by the side of her mother in "Syrinx" in 1747, became a notable concert-singer in the 1750s

Jean-Baptiste Forqueray - He is most famous today for his 1747 publication of twenty-nine pieces for viol and continuo which he attributed to his father

Johann Nicolaus Mempel - Johann Nicolaus Mempel died in 1747

Les fetes d'Hebe - It was revived in 1747, 1756 and 1764

Leopold Kozeluch - Leopold Kozeluch was born in 1747

Chevalier de Saint-George - In 1747 George Bologne was falsely accused of murder and fled to France with Nanon and her child to prevent their being sold

Les fetes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour - The work was first performed on March 15, 1747, at the La Grande Ecurie, Versailles (Versailles_), and is set to a libretto by Louis de Cahusac

Elisabetta de Gambarini - She took part as a soprano in Handel's oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus" at 1 April 1747

Johann Adolph Hasse - Soon after Hasse visited Venice and Munich , returning to Dresden in June 1747 to stage his opera "La spartana generosa", performed to celebrate multiple royal weddings at this time

Domenico Annibali - On 18 July 1747 he sang the title role in Porpora's "Filandro" in a performance honoring the birthday of Princess Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria

Siroe (Hasse) - It was produced again in Naples at the Teatro San Carlo on 4 November 1747

Franz Xaver Richter - It is assumed that Richter left Kempten already before the death of Reichlin-Meldeg in December 1747

1747 in Movies & TV

George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville - In 1747 and 1748, he again joined the Duke of Cumberland

Charlotte Charke - Some time in 1747, Charke went on the road as a strolling player, traveling the West Country with Charlotte's daughter in tow

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich - It is possible that during his time at Breda, he played a role in the 1747 Dutch Revolution which brought The Prince of Orange wider powers, something supported by Britain as they hoped the Prince would improve the Dutch Republic's military performance in the ongoing war in the Low Countries

1747 in Sciences

Carl Linnaeus - It does not please that I've placed Man among the Anthropomorpha, perhaps because of the term 'with human form', but man learns to know himself.

Thomas Carte - The first volume of his "General History of England", which contains a vast and careful collection of facts, was published in 1747

Robert Hale (doctor) - In 1747, he was appointed by the legislature of Massachusetts a commissioner to New York to adopt measures for the general defence, and in 1755 was a commissioner to New Hampshire to plan an expedition against the French

Giuseppe Campani - Campani's entire workshop was donated to the "Gabinetto di Fisica" of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna Institute in 1747

Princeton University - The university moved to Newark in 1747, to Princeton in 1756 and was renamed Princeton University in 1896

Clinical trial - One of the most famous clinical trials was James Lind's demonstration in 1747 that citrus fruits cure scurvy

Raphael Berdugo - Raphael Berdugo was born in 1747

William Lewin - William Lewin was born in 1747

Daniel Gralath - From 1747 to 1756, he published his "History of Electricity" with three volumes

William Cullen - In 1747, Cullen was awarded Britain's first independent lectureship in $Chemistry and was elected President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Andreas Sigismund Marggraf - In 1747, Marggraf announced his discovery of sugar in beets and devised a method using alcohol to extract it

Paul Egede - In 1747, he became a professor of theology at the Greenland Mission Seminary established in Denmark by his father and then, in 1758, its provost

Theophilus Lindsey - He was born in Middlewich, Cheshire, and was educated at the Leeds Free School and at St John's College, University of Cambridge, where in 1747 he became a fellow

Carl Linnaeus - In 1747, Linnaeus was given the title archiater, or chief physician, by the Swedish king Adolf Frederick—a mark of great respect.

John Aikin - John Aikin was born in 1747

James Hutton - Around 1747 he had a son by a Miss Edington, and though he gave his child James Smeaton Hutton financial assistance, he had little to do with the boy who went on to become a post-office clerk in London

Pieter van Musschenbroek - He was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1747

Thomas Burke (North Carolina) - Thomas Burke was born in 1747

Gowin Knight - Gowin Knight was honoured in 1747 with the Copley Medal in recognition of his achievements and, by 1752, his technologically-advanced compasses were adapted by the Royal Navy, with renowned London instrument craftsman, George Adams, engaged in their manufacture

University of St Andrews - In a particularly acute depression in 1747, severe financial problems triggered the dissolution of St Leonard's College, whose properties and staff were merged into St Salvator's College to form the United College of St Salvator and St Leonard

Human nutrition - In 1747, Dr. James Lind, a physician in the British navy, performed the first scientific nutrition experiment, discovering that lime juice saved sailors who had been at sea for years from scurvy, a deadly and painful bleeding disorder

Johann Kies - Kies corresponded with Euler from 1747 to 1767

Richard Pococke - During the years 1747-60, Pococke made a number of tours around various parts of Ireland

John McKinly - In 1747 he was commissioned a lieutenant in the New Castle,_Delaware County militia, and in 1756, during the French and Indian War, he was commissioned again as a major

Muhammad Aqa-Kermani - Little is known of Muhammad Aqkirmani's life except that he was active around the year 1747

Nicholas Mahudel - Nicholas Mahudel died in 1747

Richard Russell (doctor) - Around 1747, Russell went to Brighton to exploit his theories on the medical properties of sea-water

Durastante Natalucci - He was, however, suddenly afflicted with total blindness in 1747, which put an end to his efforts; in that same year, having been a lifelong bachelor, he decided to marry a noblewoman from Spoleto, who bore him three children, Giuseppe, Maria, and another who lived only a few days

David Jackson (delegate) - David Jackson was born in 1747

James Dodson - His preface to vol. i is dated 14 January 1747, the title giving 1748

Francisco Javier Alegre - On March 19, 1747 he entered the novitiate with the Company of Jesus in Tepozotlán

Robert Whytt - On 26 August 1747 Whytt was appointed professor of the theory of medicine in Edinburgh University

Jean Paul de Gua de Malves - Diderot was added just weeks later and took over as editor on 16 October 1747

Giovanni Vincenzo Bolgeni - He entered the Society of Jesus on 31 October 1747, taught theology and philosophy in Macerata, and was a member of the Society when it was suppressed by Clement XIV

1747 in Philosophy

Eugenio Espejo - Eugenio Espejo was born in 1747

Christoph Meiners - Christoph Meiners was born in 1747

1747 in Exploration

Daniel Boone - When Boone's oldest brother Israel married a "worldling" in 1747, Squire Boone stood by his son and was therefore expelled from the Quakers, although his wife continued to attend monthly meetings with her children

Hans Egede - A catechism for use in Greenland was completed by 1747

Vasco da Gama - His male line issue became extinct in 1747, though the title went through female line

George Anson, 1st Baron Anson - In May 1747, he commanded the fleet that defeated the French Admiral de la Jonquière at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre, capturing four ships of the line, two frigates and seven merchantmen

Henry Ellis (governor) - He renewed his efforts in June 1747, without success, and returned to England; where he arrived on 14 October

1747 in Politics

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield - In 1747, he helped Lord Hardwicke write and pass an act to abolish the old hereditary positions in Scotland

William Hamilton (diplomat) - After attending Westminster School, he was commissioned into the 3rd Foot Guards in 1747 and was promoted Lieutenant in 1753

Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor - Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor was born in 1747

Thomas Gage - From 1747 to 1748, Gage saw action under Albemarle in the Low Countries

Francois-Marie, marquis de Barthelemy - Francois- Marie, marquis de Barthelemy was born in 1747

Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte - In 1747 he had attained the rank of colonel.

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke - He had won an earlier victory, the Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747 which made his name

Roger Ducos - Roger Ducos was born in 1747

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke - In 1747, he was elected as a $Member_of_Parliament for the naval town of Portsmouth, which he was to represent for the next thirty years

Louis Philippe II, duc d[APO]Orleans - Louis Philippe II was born in 1747.

John Paul Jones - John Paul Jones was born in 1747

Gunning Bedford, Jr. - Gunning Bedford, Jr. was born in 1747

Samuel Adams - He was elected to his first political office in 1747, serving as one of the clerks of the Boston market

Mariot Arbuthnot - He was appointed post captain in 1747

Charles Sackville, 2nd Duke of Dorset - He was appointed Master of the Horse to the Prince of Wales in 1747, and served until Frederick's death in 1751

Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron - Returning to America in 1747, he first settled at Belvoir , an estate which had been completed by Col. Fairfax six years earlier

David Howell (jurist) - David Howell was born in 1747

Thomas Sprigg - Thomas Sprigg was born in 1747

Mahadhammaraza Dipadi - In 1747, Binnya Dala was proclaimed the King of Pegu

Alexander Scammel - Alexander Scammel was born in 1747

John Knight (Royal Navy officer) - John Knight was born in 1747

John Logan (pioneer) - John Logan was born in 1747

Guillaume de Bellecombe - He entered the regiment of infantry of the Royal Roussillon Regiment in 1747

Sir Thomas Alston, 5th Baronet - From 1747 to 1761 he was MP for Bedfordshire

Thomas Lee (Virginia colonist) - In 1747, Lee co-founded the Ohio Company of Virginia along with Lawrence Washington, Augustine Washington, Jr., the Duke of Bedford, and John Hanbury

William Cushing - Cushing's father John Cushing was a provincial magistrate who in 1747 became an associate justice of the Superior Court of Judicature, the province's high court

Sir Philip Stephens, 1st Baronet - An elder brother, Nathaniel Stephens, died a captain in the navy in 1747; and two nephews, captains in the navy, William and Tyringham Howe, died in 1760 and 1783 respectively

Michael Topping - Michael Topping was born in 1747

George Bogle (diplomat) - George Bogle was born in 1747

Jean-Baptiste Belley - Jean-Baptiste Belley was born in 1747

Edward Legge (Royal Navy officer) - The First Lord of the Admiralty, the Duke of Bedford, named him in command of a squadron in the West Indies in 1747

Douwe Sirtema van Grovestins - After the stadtholder's court moved from Leeuwarden to The Hague during the Orangist Revolution of 1747 at the end of the Second Stadtholderless Period Douwe became very influential in the patronage politics of the regency of the Princess during the first years of the minority of William V, Prince of Orange

Ivan Betskoy - After Johanna Elisabeth was expelled from Russia in 1747, Betskoy found it necessary to lay down his offices and settle in Paris , where he spent the following 15 years in commerce with the Encyclopédistes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Pierre-Antoine Antonelle - Pierre-Antoine Antonelle was born in 1747

Anthony New - Anthony New was born in 1747

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia - Starting from December, 1747 till 1769, Abdali made a total of nine incursions into the northwestern India

Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel - Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel was born in 1747

Edward Legge (Royal Navy officer) - After the 1747 general election, a vacancy occurred in Portsmouth because one of the elected MPs was Thomas Gore who chose to sit for Bedford

Charles Watson (Royal Navy officer) - No commodore nor governor was sent in 1747, but Charles Watson became the governor on arrival in 1748

William Watts - She married 2ndly James Altham, who died shortly after their wedding circa 1747

Maria Amalia of Saxony - Her third-surviving son became Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, while his elder brother Carlos was groomed in Spain to inherit the Spanish crown; their oldest brother, Infante Felipe, Duke of Calabria was mentally retarded and was thus taken out of the line of succession to any throne; he died quietly and forgotten in Portici where he had been born in 1747

Manuel Gayoso de Lemos - Manuel Gayoso de Lemos was born in 1747

John Waldegrave, 3rd Earl Waldegrave - Battle of Minden - He became an $Member_of_Parliament 1747 and continued his military career alongside his political one, becoming a Major General in 1757 and fought at the Battle of Minden in 1759, became a Lieutenant-General that year and fought at the Battle of Warburg in 1760

Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom - It is alleged that Princess Elizabeth went through a form of marriage with George Ramus and bore him a daughter, Eliza, in 1788

Franz von Paula Schrank - Franz von Paula Schrank was born in 1747

Sigmund Zois - Sigmund Zois was born in 1747

Michael J. Stone - Michael J. Stone was born in 1747

Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau - In 1747, it was declared that the position of Stadtholder could be inherited by females, thus making the young Princess Carolina the heiress presumptive to the position of Stadtholder

Samuel Martin (Secretary to the Treasury) - Martin sat as $Member_of_Parliament for the Cornish borough of Camelford from 1747 until 1768

Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant - His maternal grandfather, Jonathan Dickinson, had been the first president of the college when it was founded in 1747

Robert Craigie - He continued to represent this seat until the general election of 1747, when he did not seek re-election

Arthur Richard Dillon - He was born at St Germain, entered the priesthood and was successively "curé" of Elan near Mézières, vicar-general of Pontoise , bishop of Evreux and archbishop of Toulouse , archbishop of Narbonne in 1763, and in that capacity, president of the estates of Languedoc

James White (General) - "'James White"' was an American pioneer and soldier who founded Knoxville,_Tennessee, in the early 1790s

Guy-Pierre of Kersaint - Guy-Pierre of Kersaint was born in 1747

Frederick the Great - A meeting with Johann Sebastian Bach in 1747 in Potsdam led to Bach's writing "The Musical Offering"

John Burgoyne - In 1747 Burgoyne managed to scrape the money together to purchase a captaincy

Louis-Joseph de Montcalm - After prisoner exchanges made possible his return to active service, he joined the Italian campaign again in 1747

Edmund Burke - In 1747, he set up a Debating Club, known as Edmund Burke's Club, which in 1770 merged with the Historical Club to form the College Historical Society, now the oldest undergraduate society in the world.

Francois Alexandre Frederic, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt - François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt was born in 1747

Jacques Necker - Jacques Necker was sent to Paris in 1747 to become a clerk in the bank of Isaac Vernet, a friend of his father.

Jean-Francois Rewbell - Jean- Francois Rewbell was born in 1747

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke - However, he was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1747 and replaced Admiral Peter Warren as the commander of the Western Squadron the same year

Benjamin Franklin - In 1747, he retired from printing and went into other businesses

Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle - In 1747 Newcastle was involved in organising a coup to put the Prince of Orange in power in the Netherlands

Barzillai Lew - Primus served as a musician in the French and Indian War in 1747

Samuel Langdon - He was ordained as pastor in 1747, and continued in that charge till 1774, when he became president of Harvard

Erekle II - Yet, both Georgian kingdoms remained under heavy Persian tribute until Nadir was assassinated in 1747

Sir John Moore, 1st Baronet - Moore was soon found another ship, being appointed in 1747 to HMS "Devonshire"

John Tyler, Sr. - John Tyler, Sr. was born in 1747

Ekaterina Alekseyevna Dolgorukova - Ekaterina Alekseyevna Dolgorukova died in 1747

Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency - Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency was born in 1747

Thomas Lee (Virginia colonist) - In 1747, he founded the Ohio Company of Virginia with fellow Virginian colonists who wished to expand Virginia's territory into the Ohio River Valley

Larive - Larive was born in 1747

Valentine Sevier - Valentine Sevier was born in 1747

John Allan (colonel) - John Allan was born in 1747

Ernst Heinrich von Schimmelmann - Ernst Heinrich von Schimmelmann was born in 1747

Adolf Ludvig Hamilton - Adolf Ludvig Hamilton was born in 1747

Francis Vigo - Francis Vigo was born in 1747

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia - Ahmed Shah Abdali, Nadir Shah's seniormost general, succeeded to the throne of Afghanistan, when Shah was murdered in June, 1747

Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre - In 1747 he and Louis de la Corne fought the British and their Indian allies in the Lachine area

Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel - The young prince Frederick, together with his two elder brothers, were with their mother the landgravine Mary and became since 1747 fostered by Protestant relatives and soon moved to Denmark, to be guests of her sister Louise of Great Britain who however died in 1751

George Augustus Selwyn (politician) - He was MP for Ludgershall in 1747–1754 and for the constituency of Gloucester 1754–1780

Edward Legge (Royal Navy officer) - Edward Legge died in 1747

Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel - The young Prince Charles and his two brothers, William and Frederick, were raised by their mother and fostered by Protestant relatives since 1747

Manuel Gayoso de Lemos - "'Manuel Luis Gayoso de Lemos Amorín y Magallanes"' was the Spanish governor of Louisiana from 1797 until his death in 1799

William I, Elector of Hesse - From 1747 they were supported by Protestant relatives and moved to Denmark

Prideaux Selby - Prideaux Selby was born in 1747

James Bowdoin - When his father died in 1747, he inherited a considerable fortune

Thomas Forrest - Thomas Forrest was born in 1747

Philip Carteret - Carteret entered the Navy in 1747, serving aboard the , and under Captain John Byron from 1751 to 1755

Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser - In 1747, he was promoted to Captain of Cavalry

Olof von Dalin - Dalin started publishing his Swedish history, "Svea Rikes Historia" in 1747

David Cohen Nassy - "'David de Ishak Cohen Nassy"' born in Suriname in 1747, had a wife called Esther

James White (General) - James White was born in 1747

Louise of Great Britain - In 1747, she arranged for the Italian opera company of Pietro Mingotti to play at the royal court theatre, and in 1748, the French Du Londel Troupe was invited for dramatic performances

Jean Thurel - A well-disciplined soldier of the line infantry, Thurel was only admonished once during his entire career, during the 1747 Siege of Bergen as the French troops occupied the citadel

Peder Jorgen Cloumann - Peder Jørgen Cloumann was born in 1747

John Knight (Royal Navy officer) - Seven Years War - John Knight was born in Dundee in February 1747, the son of Rear-Admiral John Knight and his wife Jean Hay. In 1758, aged 11, he followed his father into service with the Royal Navy aboard HMS "Tartar", participating in the Raid on Cherbourg that year during the Seven Years War

David Durell - In March 1747, David Durell entered Pembroke College,_Oxford, although the boys of Cowbridge School usually went to Jesus College; indeed Daniel Durell was annoyed if they wished go elsewhere

Heinrich Carl von Schimmelmann - On 4 March 1747, at the age of 23, he married 17-year-old Caroline Tugendreich Friedeborn, furthering his career

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke - First Battle of Cape Finisterre - Under a previous commander, Lord Anson, it had successfully contained the French coast and in May 1747 won the First Battle of Cape Finisterre when it attacked a large convoy leaving harbour

Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor - "'Leopold II"' , born "'Peter Leopold Joseph Anton Joachim Pius Gotthard"', was Holy Roman Emperor and King of Hungary and Bohemia from 1790 to 1792, Archduke of Austria and Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1765 to 1790

Sir Harry Munro, 7th Baronet - The regiment remained in Scotland until May 1747 when they embarked at Bruntisland to join the allied army under Cumberland in Flanders

James Alms - !First_Battle_of_Cape_Finisterre_ - Anson's fleet engaged a French one at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre on 14 May 1747, winning a decisive victory and capturing a number of French warships and merchants

Charles Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan - On 30 May 1747, Cadogan married the Honourable Frances Bromley, daughter of Henry Bromley, 1st Baron Montfort

George Grenville - In June 1747, Grenville became a Lord of the Treasury

Thomas Mathews - In his defence it was shown that he had fought bravely, but in June 1747 the court judged the charges were proven, and Mathews was dismissed from the service

Susannah Willard Johnson - Susannah was married to Captain James Johnson in Lunenburg on June 15, 1747

Mariot Arbuthnot - On 22 June 1747 he became captain of the frigate

Lord Robert Manners-Sutton - From 6 July 1747 until his death he was one of the Members of Parliament for Nottinghamshire

Grey Cooper - He was admitted at Inner Temple on 17 July 1747 and was called to the bar

Edward Legge (Royal Navy officer) - Henry wrote back to the Duke on August 4, 1747 to say:

Larive - He was born in La Rochelle on 6 August 1747 and died at Montlignon on 30 April 1827

Daniel Horsmanden - He was dismissed from both offices in September 1747, due to political enmities

Clark Gayton (Royal Navy officer) - He remained in command of the "Mermaid" based in Portsmouth until September 1747

Edward Legge (Royal Navy officer) - Legge shortly afterwards died, on 19 September 1747

Hugh Palliser - Legge died on 19 September 1747, and Palliser transferred to HMS "Sutherland"

James Agnew (British Army officer) - On 27 September 1747, he married Elizabeth Sanderson in County Durham, England

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke - Second Battle of Cape Finisterre - In October 1747, Hawke captured six ships of a French squadron in the Bay of Biscay in the second Battle of Cape Finisterre

1747 in Business

Bank Sepah - On the same basis, further sanctions have been imposed by the United Nations through Resolution 1747 of 29 March 2007 coinciding with the arrest by the Iranian Government of some British army personnel in the Persian Gulf

The Press and Journal (Scotland) - Established in 1747, it is Scotland's oldest daily newspaper

John Anderson (Scottish businessman) - John Anderson was born in 1747

Timothy Demonbreun - Timothy Demonbreun was born in 1747

John Dunlap - John Dunlap was born in 1747

Johann Steinhauer - In 1747 the Steinhauers brought the case before Riga 's Senate but in 1753 it issued its verdict against the appellants

Coutts - John's son, George Campbell was a partner, and ultimately became the sole partner after the death of Middleton in 1747, after which the bank was renamed the "Bankers of 59 Strand"

Carsten Anker - Carsten Anker was born in 1747

Ahmad Shah Durrani - Nader Shah's rule abruptly ended in June 1747 when he was assassinated by his own guards

Ahmad Shah Durrani - After the death of Nader Shah Afshar of Persia in June 1747, Abdali became the Emir of Khorasan

Ahmad Shah Durrani - In October 1747, the chiefs of the Abdali tribes met near Kandahar for a Loya Jirga to choose a leader

The Press and Journal (Scotland) - The newspaper was first published as a weekly title, "'Aberdeen's Journal"', on 29 December 1747

1747 in Civil society

Johann Julius Hecker - He introduced the prototypical Realschule, Oekonomisch-mathematische, in 1747

1747 in Religion

Thomas Coke (bishop) - Thomas Coke was born in 1747

Manuel Lacunza - The son of Charles and Josefa Diaz, wealthy merchants engaged in colonial trade between Lima and Chile, Manuel entered the Society of Jesus in 1747

Gian Francesco Albani - On 10 April 1747 he was elevated to cardinal deacon in the consistory and was ceremonially elevated and given the deaconry of San Cesareo in Palatio on 15 May. He went on to receive the subdiaconate and the diaconate

1747 in Military

Joseph Broussard - In 1747 he participated in and was later charged for his involvement with the Battle of Grand Pré

Afghan Armed Forces - When Ahmad Shah Durrani formed the Durrani Empire in 1747, his Afghan army fought a number of wars in the Punjab region of Hindustan during the 18th to the 19th century

William Maxwell (Continental Army general) - By 1747 his family had come to North America, and settled in Warren County, New Jersey

Abraham Buford - Abraham Buford was born in 1747

1747 in Fashion

Rose Bertin - Rose Bertin was born in 1747

1747 in Environment

Ape - In a letter to Johann Georg Gmelin dated 25 February 1747, Linnaeus wrote:

1747 in Cooking

Mashed potato - Recipes started appearing no later than 1747 with an entry in "The Art of Cookery" by Hannah Glasse

Lemon - In 1747, James Lind's experiments on seamen suffering from scurvy involved adding lemon juice to their diets, though vitamin C was not yet known

Sugar beet - The methodical use of sugar beets for the extraction of sugar dates to 1747, when Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, professor of physics in the Academy of Science of Berlin, discovered the existence of a sugar in beets similar in its properties to that obtained from sugarcane

1747 in Cricket

Richard Newland - By 1747, single wicket had superseded the 11-a-side version as the most popular form of cricket and the 1748 season was the halcyon days of single wicket

John Bryant (Kent cricketer) - In 1747, they played for Kent against All-England in the biggest first-class match of the season

Val Romney - In 1747 he played for Kent against All-England on Monday, 31 August, at the Artillery Ground; and on Wednesday, 2 September, on Bromley Common

Richard Newland - However, Newland did not always captain his team in 1747

Alan Brodrick, 2nd Viscount Midleton - Alan Brodrick, 2nd Viscount Midleton died in 1747

Richard Newland - In July 1747, he seems to be reconciled with Colchin because for the first time they played on the same side but, significantly, it was Long Robin's XI that Newland was playing for

John Bryant (Kent cricketer) - In early August 1747, there were two single wicket matches at the Artillery Ground which were organised by the 2nd Duke of Richmond

William Sawyer (cricketer) - Sawyer's last known appearance was on Monday, 31 August 1747, when he played in a first-class match for All-England v Kent at the Artillery Ground

1747 in Chess

Philipp Stamma - He was defeated quite handily by Philidor in a famous match in 1747, which marked the beginning of Philidor's rise to fame

Legall de Kermeur - The chess encounter between Legal and Janssen happened, according to aforementioned author, after the match between Philidor and Janssen and, thus, must be collocated after 1747

1747 in Justice-Crime

Jack Sheppard - Sheppard's tale may have been an inspiration for William Hogarth's 1747 series of 12 engravings, "Industry and Idleness", which shows the parallel descent of an apprentice, Tom Idle, into crime and eventually to the gallows, beside the rise of his fellow apprentice, Francis Goodchild, who marries his master's daughter and takes over his business, becoming wealthy as a result, eventually emulating Dick Whittington to become Lord Mayor of London

Bow Street Magistrates' Court - De Veil was succeeded by novelist and playwright Henry Fielding in 1747, when he became a Justice of the Peace



No result found.