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

Events in year of 1732

  • 01-21Russia and Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
  • 02-01Parliament of Ratisborn accept Pragmatic Sanctions
  • 02-02King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
  • 02-20Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
  • 02-261st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, Philadelphia
  • 06-09Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
  • 08-01Foundation laid for Bank of England
  • 09-02Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
  • 09-06VOC fires Neth-Dutch east indies Governor-General Diederik Dare
  • 09-2421 homosexuality burned in South Horn
  • 11-141st US professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
  • 12-061st play in American colonies acted by professional players, New York City

People born in year of 1732

  • 01-02Franz Xaver Brixi: Composer
  • 01-06Matija A Reljkovic: Croatia -- Writer (Satir iliti divji covic)
  • 01-17Stanislaw II August Poniatowski: Last King of Poland (1764-95)
  • 01-18Jean-Guillain Cardon: Composer
  • 01-20Richard H Lee: US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 01-24Pierre de Baumarchais: France -- Playwright (Barber of Seville)
  • 02-05Nathanael Gottfried Gruner: Composer
  • 02-25Robert Hudson: Composer
  • 03-24Gian Francesco de Majo: Composer
  • 04-13Frederick North: (C) British Prime Minister (1770-82)
  • 04-18George Colman [the Elder]: Playwright (baptised)
  • 05-17Francesco Pasquale Ricci: Composer
  • 06-21Johann Christoph Frederic Bach: Composer
  • 08-08Johann C Adelung: German linguist / librarian
  • 09-01Johann Gottlieb Sollner: Composer
  • 09-01Thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly: Composer
  • 11-27Johann Joseph Emmert: Composer
  • 12-06Warren Hastings: England, United Kingdom -- 1st Governor-General of India (1773-84)
  • 12-13Jean-Claude Trial: Composer
  • 12-23Richard Arkwright: Inventor (spinning frame)

People died in year of 1732

  • 02-17Louis Marchand: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-05Joseph-Francois Salomon: Composer, dies at 82
  • 04-05Johann Christian Schieferdecker: Composer, dies at 52
  • 04-23Cajetan Kolberer: Composer, dies at 63
  • 05-13Theodor Schwartzkopff: Composer, dies at 72
  • 06-03Pieter Vuyst: Dutch Governor-General of Ceylon, executed
  • 07-20Francesco Bartolomeo Conti: Composer, dies at 51
  • 09-12Eugene JP Earl the Merode: Belgian Marquis of Westerloo, dies at 58
  • 09-17Josef Antonin Planicky: Composer, dies at 40
  • 12-14Johann Philipp Fortsch: Composer, dies at 80
  • 12-18Johann Valentin Eckelt: Composer, dies at 59