Events in year of 1733

  • 01-13James Oglethorpe and 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 01-181st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)
  • 02-12Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah
  • 03-22Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)
  • 05-061st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni
  • 05-12Maria Theresa crowned Queen of Bohemia in Prague
  • 05-17England passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions
  • 07-30Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston
  • 09-12Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski King
  • 09-15King Frederik Willem I divides Prussia-Brandenburg in Cantons
  • 09-22Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig
  • 09-26France, Spain and Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
  • 10-10France declares war on Emperor Charles VI
  • 11-07France and Spain sign Escoriaal Treaty

People born in year of 1733

  • 01-15Joseph Lederer: Composer
  • 03-05Vincenzo Galeotti [Tomazelli]: Italian dancer / choreographer
  • 03-13Joseph Priestly: England, United Kingdom -- Clergyman / Scientist (discovered oxygen)
  • 03-15Johann Zoffany: German painter, baptized
  • 04-02Giacomo Tritto: Composer
  • 04-13Johann Heinrich Zang: Composer
  • 08-24David Traugott Nicolai: Composer
  • 09-18George Read: US judge / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 09-22Anton Filtz: Composer
  • 10-03Francois Krafft: Composer
  • 10-28Ignaz Franz von Beecke: Composer

People died in year of 1733

  • 01-25Reinier V van Hompech: Dutch General Major cavalry
  • 02-01August II [the Strong]: King of Poland (355 children), dies at 62
  • 02-27Johann Adam Birkenstock: Composer, dies at 46
  • 05-18Georg Bohm: German Organist / composer, dies at 71
  • 09-25Georg Motz: Composer, dies at 79
  • 10-26Antonio Veracini: Composer, dies at 74
  • 12-31Hubert K Poot: Dutch Poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44

Events in year of 1734

  • 03-10Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
  • 05-201st Jockey Club forms in South Carolina
  • 06-17French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
  • 06-30Russian army occupies Danzig
  • 11-08Cook Vincent la Chapelle forms Freemasons Lodge
  • 11-17John Zenger, arrested for libel against New York col gov; later acquitted
  • 12-13England and Russia sign trade agreement

People born in year of 1734

  • 01-01John F E Acton: Cruel Premier of Naples
  • 01-13Luca Sorkocevic: Composer
  • 01-31Julien-Amable Mathieu: Composer
  • 01-31Robert Morris: Merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 02-20Franz Ignaz Beck: Composer
  • 02-23Mayer Amschel Rothschild: Frankfurt, Germany -- Founder (House of Rothschild)
  • 03-01Pieter Valck[x]: Netherlands -- Sculptor
  • 03-18Joseph Schmitt: Composer
  • 05-23Friedrich Anton Mesmer: Austria -- Physician / hypnotist (Mesmerism)
  • 06-15Johann Ernst Altenburg: Composer
  • 06-28Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier: Composer
  • 07-27Jakob Zupan: Composer
  • 09-05Jean-Benjamin de La Borde: Composer
  • 10-07Ralph Abercromby: English army commander (Dutch Guyana)
  • 10-14Francis Lightfoot Lee: US farmer / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 10-17Grigori G Orlov: Russ guard officer / favorite of Catharina II
  • 11-25Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel: Composer
  • 12-16Georg Peter Weimar: Composer
  • 12-17William Floyd: US soldier / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 12-18Jean-Baptiste Rey: Composer

People died in year of 1734

  • 03-08Carolomannus Pachschmidt: Composer, dies at 33
  • 03-12Antonius Schultingh [Schultingius]: Dutch lawyer, dies at 74
  • 03-21Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus: Composer, dies at 48
  • 04-01Louis Lully: Composer, dies at 69
  • 04-04Johann C van Erckel: Old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79
  • 06-17Duke of Berwick: French General strategist, dies in battle
  • 07-06Nicolas Bernier: Composer, dies at 69
  • 11-14Louise de Keroualle: English Duchess / mistress of King Charles II
  • 12-21Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz: Composer, dies at 54