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1740s

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1710s 1720s 1730s1740s1750s 1760s 1770s
Years: 1740 1741 1742 1743 1744 1745 1746 1747 1748 1749
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

This is a list of events occurring in the 1740s, ordered by year.

1740

January–June

Frederick II comes to power in Prussia.

July–December

Oath of Fealty to Maria Theresa

Date unknown

1741

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1742

January–June

Handel's Messiah.

July–December

Date unknown

1743

January–June

King Battle of Dettingen.
  • George II of Great Britain leads his own troops, the last British king to do so.

July–December


1744

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1745

January–June

July–December

1746

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1747

January–June

July–December

Kandahar: Ahmad Shah Durrani crowned as king of Afghanistan in October.
Battle of Lauffeldt

Date unknown

1748

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1749

January–June

Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel.

July–December

July 10: Halifax.

Date unknown

Portrait of Clara in Paris in 1749, by Jean-Baptiste Oudry.


Significant people

  • Johnathan Edwards emphasized a personal approach to religion.

Births

Deaths

In Fiction

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 308.  
  2. ^ image: Bird's eye view of Batavia showing the massacre of the Chinese
  3. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). The Encyclopædia of Oxford. London: Macmillan. p. 182.  
  4. ^ "A dozen Downing Street departures". BBC News. 2007-05-09. Archived from the original on 23 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  5. ^ a b Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 217–218.  
  6. ^ Unless the Battle of Graveney Marsh (1940) is counted.
  7. ^ "Ahmad Shah Abdali's invasions". Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
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