Events in year of 1730

  • 02-28Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
  • 03-16Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as Viceroy of Drenthe
  • 04-081st Jewish congregation in US forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, NYC"
  • 05-15Robert Walpole becomes England 1st Prime Minister (was: chief min)
  • 07-12Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
  • 07-21States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"
  • 08-04Crown Prince Frederik of Prussia escapes to England
  • 09-01Benjamin Franklin marries Miss Read
  • 09-17Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees
  • 09-30Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
  • 10-12Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as King of Denmark

People born in year of 1730

  • 01-03Charles Palissot de Montenoy: French writer / politician
  • 01-12Johann Joachim Christoph Bode: Composer
  • 01-15John Malchair: Composer
  • 01-23Joseph Hewes: US Merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)
  • 02-21Charles L Fournier: Flemish writer / painter
  • 02-23Christian Joseph Lidarti: Composer
  • 04-21Antonin Kammel: Composer
  • 04-25Fedele Fenaroli: Composer
  • 05-10George Ross: US judge (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 05-13Charles Watson-Wentworth [2nd Marquis of Rockingham]: English Prime Minister (1765-76)
  • 05-13Marquess of Rockingham: (Whig), British Prime Minister (1765-66, 1782)
  • 06-07Georg von Pasterwiz: Composer
  • 06-20Nonnosus Madlseder: Composer
  • 06-26Charles Joseph Messier: Astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects")
  • 07-12Josiah Wedgwood: England, United Kingdom -- Pottery designer / manufacturer (Wedgwood)
  • 08-27Hamann: Writer
  • 10-01Richard Stockton: US attorney / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 10-14Jean Joseph Rodolphe: Composer
  • 10-17Ernestus Weinrauch: Composer
  • 11-10Oliver Goldsmith: Ireland -- Novelist / dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer)
  • 11-16Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren: Zealand-Flanders Physician
  • 12-08John Ingen Housz: Dutch / English personal Physician of Maria Theresia
  • 12-14Capel Bond: Composer

People died in year of 1730

  • 01-01Daniel Finch: 2nd Earl of Nottingham, dies at 82
  • 01-18Peter II: Czar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
  • 01-30Peter II Alekseyevitch: Emperor of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
  • 04-21Jan Palfijn: Flemish Physician / inventor (forceps), dies at 79
  • 07-16Elijiah Fenton: Poet
  • 08-10Sebastien de Brossard: Composer, dies at 74
  • 08-17Mauritius Vogt: Composer, dies at 61
  • 10-12Frederik IV: King of Denmark / Norway (1699-1730)
  • 11-06Hans Hermann von Katte: Prussian lieutenant, beheaded

Events in year of 1731

  • 01-10Charles Farnese becomes Duke of Parma / Piacenza
  • 03-16Treaty of Vienna: Emperor Charles VI of England and Netherlands
  • 05-28All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
  • 07-22Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
  • 09-03Willem KH Friso installed as Viceroy of Friesland
  • 11-08In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library
  • 11-30Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
  • 12-22Dutch people revolt against meat tax

People born in year of 1731

  • 02-25Simon Stijl: Frisian Physician / writer
  • 03-07Jean-Louis Laruette: Composer
  • 03-11Robert Treat Paine: Judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 04-04Francisco Morera: Composer
  • 04-08William Williams: US Merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 05-11Johann Gottfried Seyfert: Composer
  • 05-29Orazio Mei: Composer
  • 07-03Samuel Huntington: (Gov-Connecticut), Continental Congress President
  • 08-04Giuseppe Colla: Composer
  • 09-02Johann F von Cronegk: German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
  • 09-07Damasus Brosmann: Composer
  • 09-07Elisabetta de Gambarini: Composer
  • 10-10Henry Cavendish: England, United Kingdom -- Physicist / chemist (discovered hydrogen)
  • 11-01Theodore-Jean Tarade: Composer
  • 11-09Benjamin Banneker: Ellicott, Maryland -- Black mathematician / surveyor (Washington, DC)
  • 11-11Carl Joseph Toeschi: Composer
  • 11-27Gaetano Pugnani: Composer
  • 12-06S von Laroche: Writer
  • 12-07Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron: French interpreter
  • 12-08Frantisek Xaver Dusek: Composer
  • 12-26Anthony Ziesenis: Architect / sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan)
  • 12-28Christian Cannabich: German composer / royal chaplain master

People died in year of 1731

  • 01-27Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori: Ital piano builder, dies at 75
  • 02-20Frederich Karl Erbach: Composer, dies at 50
  • 02-22Frederik Ruysch: Dutch anatomist, dies at 92
  • 02-27Angelo Predieri: Composer, dies at 76
  • 03-15Adolf H van Rechteren: Dutch diplomat / politician, dies at 75
  • 04-10Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich: Composer, dies at 58
  • 04-24Daniel Defoe: English Novelist (Robinson Crusoe)
  • 08-17Johann Augustin Kobelius: Composer, dies at 57
  • 09-01Pierre Danican Philidor: Composer, dies at 50
  • 09-20Sicco van Goslinga: Fries diplomat / Secretary of High Council, dies at 67
  • 11-02Johann Matthias Leffloth: Composer, dies at 26
  • 12-29J Brook Taylor: English mathematician, dies at 46