Events in year of 1741

  • 02-13Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine)
  • 03-04English fleet under Admiral Ogle reaches Cartagena
  • 03-09English fleet under Admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
  • 04-10Prussians defeat Austrians at Mollwitz
  • 04-13Dutch people protest bad quality of bread
  • 04-13Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich
  • 05-08France and Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • 05-28Spain and Bavaria sign treaty
  • 06-04Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • 06-15Captain Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America
  • 06-30Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
  • 07-28Captain Bering discovers Mount St. Elias, Alaska
  • 08-15French troops attack the Rhine
  • 08-20Alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering
  • 09-11Queen Maria Theresa addresses Hungarian Parliament
  • 09-14George Frederick Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days
  • 11-26French and Beiers army occupies Prague
  • 12-07Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia
  • 12-25Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale
  • 12-27Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia

People born in year of 1741

  • 02-08Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry: Composer
  • 02-09Henri-Joseph Rigel: Composer
  • 02-10Franz Adam Veichtner: Composer
  • 03-13Jozef II: Archduke of Austria / RC German Emperor (1765-90)
  • 03-28Johann Andre: Composer
  • 04-08Jose B da Gama: Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)
  • 04-15Charles Willson Peale: United States -- Port painter / inventor (George Washington)
  • 04-17Johann Gottlieb Naumann: Composer
  • 04-17Samuel Chase: Judge (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 05-10Johann Michael Schmidt: Composer
  • 05-23Andrea Lucchesi: Composer
  • 05-29Johann Gottfried Krebs: Composer
  • 06-19Reinier Vinkeles: Dutch engraver / art collector
  • 06-22Alois Luigi Tomasini: Composer
  • 07-27Francois-Hippolyte Barthelemon: Composer
  • 08-15Thomas Norris: Composer
  • 08-31Johann Paul Aegidius Martini: Composer
  • 09-11Johann J Angel: German author (Herr Lorenz Stark)
  • 09-22Peter S Pallas: German geologist / zoologist (Siberia / Krim)
  • 09-25Vaclav Pichl: Composer
  • 10-30Angelica Kauffmann: Switzerland -- Painter
  • 11-02Joan Derk van Capellen: Leader of the Netherlands Democratic Patriots
  • 11-15Johann C Lavater: Switzerland -- Vicar / philosopher
  • 11-25Johann Christian Frischmuth: Composer
  • 11-27Jean-Pierre Duport: Composer
  • 12-08Maximilian JLP Gardel: French dancer / choreographer (Menuet Reine)
  • 12-10Agatha "Aagje" Deken: Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
  • 12-30Bartolomeo Giacometti: Composer

People died in year of 1741

  • 02-13Johann Joseph Fux: Austrian Composer / music theorist, dies at about 80
  • 03-31Peter Burmannus [Peter Burman]: Dutch attorney / classicist, dies at 72
  • 06-22Joseph-Hector Fiocco: Composer, dies at 38
  • 07-28Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: Italian composer, dies at 63
  • 07-30Wierich PL count von Daun: Governor-General of Austria and Netherlands
  • 11-20Melchior de Polignac: French diplomat / clergyman
  • 12-19Vitus J Bering: Dutch navigator / explorer

Events in year of 1742

  • 01-24German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
  • 02-01Sardinia and Austria sign alliance
  • 02-02British Walpole government resigns
  • 02-09British ex-premier Walpole becomes Earl of Orford
  • 02-16Earl of Wilmington becomes British Premier
  • 05-17Frederick great (Emperor of Prussia) beats Austrians
  • 06-09Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
  • 06-11Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
  • 07-28Prussia and Austria sign peace treaty
  • 08-29Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist
  • 09-24Faneuil Hall opens to public
  • 11-18Prussia and England sign anti-French military covenant
  • 12-01Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
  • 12-13Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes

People born in year of 1742

  • 01-15Eugene Godecharle: Composer
  • 01-26Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers: Composer
  • 03-04Johann Heinrich Egli: Composer
  • 03-19Zacharias H Alewijn: Dutch literary / poet
  • 04-24Roman Hoffstetter: Composer
  • 05-03Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz: Composer
  • 05-08Johann Baptist Krumpholtz: Composer
  • 06-17William Hooper: US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 06-22Heinrich Gottfried Reichard: Composer
  • 06-26Arthur Middleton: Signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 07-01Georg C Lichtenberg: German physicist / writer (types of Lichtenberg)
  • 07-19Jean-Baptiste Davaux: Composer
  • 08-07Nathanael Greene: American Revoluntionary War General
  • 08-14Marie Allard: French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)
  • 09-14James Wilson: Scot / US judge / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 10-12Johan Peter Melchior: German sculptor
  • 11-18Felix Maximo Lopez: Composer
  • 11-21Alessandro Felici: Composer
  • 12-09Carl W Scheele: Swedish pharmacist / chemist (lemon acid)

People died in year of 1742

  • 01-06Johann Georg Reinhardt: Composer
  • 01-14Edmund Halley: Genius eclipsed by Newton, dies at 85
  • 04-13Giovanni Veneziano: Composer, dies at 59
  • 04-23Mihael Omerza: Composer, dies at 62
  • 05-11Francesco Stradivari: Ital violin maker / Son of Antonius, dies at 70
  • 05-14Dominique Marie Valet: French RC / old-Catholic Bishop, dies at 64
  • 06-08Omobono Stradivari: Italian violin maker / Son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • 06-28Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner: Composer, dies at 52
  • 07-01Bohuslav Matej Czernohorsky: Czech Monk / composer, dies at 58
  • 07-19John-Baptist Xavery: Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • 08-25Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas: Composer, dies at 38