Events in year of 1737

  • 02-20French Minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns
  • 04-04Anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor
  • 07-18Battle at Banja Luka: Turkish army beats Austrians
  • 07-31Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
  • 10-0740 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)

People born in year of 1737

  • 01-12Brizio Petrucci: Composer
  • 01-19Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)
  • 01-29Thomas Paine: Political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)
  • 03-09Josef Myslivecek: Composer
  • 03-28Francesco Zannetti: Composer
  • 04-10Francois Giroust: Composer
  • 04-19Geert Reinders: Dutch cattle breeder / inoculation propagandist
  • 05-03Friedrich Schwindl: Composer
  • 05-23Louis Francois Chambray: Composer
  • 07-02Francois Leonard Rouwyzer: Composer
  • 08-11Joseph Nollekins: London, England -- Sculptor
  • 08-14Charles Hutton: Mathematician
  • 08-19Johann Georg Christoph Schetky: Composer
  • 09-05Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann: Composer
  • 09-07Luigi Galvani: Italian anatomist / physicist
  • 09-14Johann Michael Haydn: Composer
  • 09-19Charles Carroll: Signed Declaration of Independence
  • 10-02Francis Hopkinson: United States -- Writer / lawyer (design Stars & Stripes)
  • 10-02Franz Schneider: Composer
  • 10-22Vincenzo Manfredini: Composer
  • 11-25Christian Friedrich Penzel: Composer
  • 12-08Robert Kimmerling: Composer

People died in year of 1737

  • 02-20Elizabeth Rowe: Poet
  • 02-28Hercule Brehy: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-07Guido Starhemberg: Austrian Earl / Field Marshal, dies at 79
  • 05-03Abraham Patras: Governor-General of East-Indies (1735-37), dies at 65
  • 05-12Cornelis van Alkemade: Historian, dies at 83
  • 09-22Francesco Mancini: Composer, dies at 65
  • 09-22Michel Pignolet de Monteclair: Composer, dies at 69
  • 11-05Johan W van Ripperda: Dutch diplomat / Baron / duke, dies at 55
  • 11-20Caroline of Ansbach: Queen of Great-Britain
  • 12-18Antonio Stradivari: Renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93

Events in year of 1738

  • 04-15Bottle opener invented
  • 05-09England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea and West-Indies
  • 05-24Methodist Church forms
  • 05-27Turkish troops occupy Orsova and Ochakov
  • 08-02France offers Emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey
  • 11-18France and Austria sign peace
  • 12-09Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia

People born in year of 1738

  • 04-14Duck of Portland: (C) British Prime Minister (1783, 1807-09)
  • 04-17Philip Hayes: Composer
  • 05-04Josef Kohaut: Composer
  • 05-09John Pindar [Peter]: Physician / poet
  • 05-27Bonaventura Furlanetto: Composer
  • 06-03Johann Christoph Oley: Composer
  • 06-29Constantin Reindl: Composer
  • 07-03John Singleton Copley: Massachusetts, United States -- Finest colonial American artist
  • 07-11Albert-Kasimir: Duke of Saxon / Viceroy of Hungary / Netherlands
  • 07-24Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker: Dutch author / poet (Sara Burgerhart)
  • 09-22Dionysius G Van de Keessel: Lawyer (Theses Selectae)
  • 10-10Benjamin West: Painter (Death of General Wolfe)
  • 10-11Arthur Phillip: Admiral / 1st Governor New-South Wales
  • 10-14Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti: Composer
  • 11-15F William Herschel: German / English astronomer (discovered Uranus)
  • 12-14Johann Antonin Kozeluch: Composer
  • 12-26Thomas Nelson: Merchant, signer of Declaration of Independence
  • 12-28Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky: Composer
  • 12-31Charles Lord Cornwallis: Soldier / Statesman "fire when ready Gridley"

People died in year of 1738

  • 01-06Franz Xaver Murschhauser: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-17Jean-Francois Dandrieu: Composer
  • 02-05Georg Reidel: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-12James Sherard: Composer, dies at 71
  • 03-16Georg Baehr: German master builder (Frauenkirche, Dresden), dies at 72
  • 07-15Alexander Voznitsyn: Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
  • 07-15Antonio Maria Pacchioni: Composer, dies at 84
  • 07-15Baruch Leibov: Converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed
  • 08-09Pierre Drevet: French engraver
  • 08-16Joe Miller: English comic
  • 08-29Georg Reuter: Composer, dies at 81
  • 09-23Hermannus Boerhaave: Medical / botanist, dies at 69
  • 12-13Gotthard Wagner: Composer, dies at 59