Events in year of 1743

  • 02-03Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
  • 02-08Comet C / 1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth
  • 03-051st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
  • 06-27English defeat French at Dettingen
  • 07-181st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
  • 08-10Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
  • 08-14Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
  • 08-16Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
  • 08-17Sweden and Russia sign peace treaty

People born in year of 1743

  • 01-20Pascal Boyer: Composer
  • 01-21John Fitch: Inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)
  • 02-18Count Alessandro Volta: Como, Italy -- Physicist
  • 02-19[Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini: Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
  • 03-08Bendix Friedrich Zinck: Composer
  • 04-24Edmund Cartwright: England, United Kingdom -- Cleric, inventor (power loom)
  • 04-30Robert Jasper van de Capellen: Master of Marsch / politician
  • 05-24Jean-Paul Marat: France -- Revolutionist
  • 06-08Alessandro Cagliostro: Palermo, Italy -- Adventurer
  • 06-20Anna L Barbauld: Writer of hymns
  • 06-30Niels Schiorring: Composer
  • 07-31August R van Hekeren van Suideras: Dutch orangist
  • 08-19Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry: Last mistress of Louis XV
  • 08-26Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier: Paris, France -- Father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)
  • 09-17Jean-Marie Caritat: France -- Mathematician
  • 09-17Marquis de Condorcet: France -- Enlightenment philosopher
  • 09-30Jeronymo Francisco de Lima: Composer
  • 10-05Giuseppi Gazzaniga: Composer
  • 12-06Franz Nikolaus Novotny: Composer
  • 12-29Alexander van Bylandt: Dutch military officer

People died in year of 1743

  • 02-01Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni: Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 02-07Lodovico Giustini: Composer, dies at 57
  • 04-16Cornelis van Bijnkershoek: Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69
  • 04-30Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo: Peruvian playwright / poet
  • 07-02Spencer Compton Earl of Wilmington: English Minister of Finance
  • 09-14Johann Michael Muller: Composer, dies at 59
  • 10-04John Campbell: 2nd Duke of Argyll / Field Marshal, dies at 64
  • 11-05Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer: Composer, dies at 44

Events in year of 1744

  • 02-08French / Spanish fleet leaves Toulon
  • 02-09Battle at Toulon (French / Spanish vs. English fleet of Admiral Matthews)
  • 02-22Battle at Toulon: English-French and Spanish fleet
  • 03-15French King Louis XV declares war on England
  • 05-17French army takes Austrian Netherlands
  • 05-31French troops conquer Kortrijk
  • 06-06France and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 11-23English Premier John Carteret resigns
  • 11-25Austrian forces pillage and kill Jews of Prague

People born in year of 1744

  • 02-05John Jeffries: Colonial Physician / meteorologist
  • 02-09Amos Bull: Composer
  • 02-21Eise J Eisinga: Frisia, built planetarium Franeker
  • 03-13David Allan: Scottish painter
  • 05-03Freidrich Wilhelm Weis: Composer
  • 05-04Marianne von Martinez: Composer
  • 05-18Joseph Beer: Bohemia clarinetist / composer (5th clarinet flap)
  • 05-31Richard Edgeworth: Writer, Bath
  • 06-18Augustin Holler: Composer
  • 07-17Elbridge Gerry: (DR) 5th VP (Mass-Gov), invented gerrymandering
  • 07-20Henri Hamal: Composer
  • 08-01Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck: French zoologist
  • 08-11Johann Gottlieb Schwencke: Composer
  • 08-12Rowland Hill: Preacher
  • 08-25Johann G von Herder: German philosopher / theologist / poet
  • 09-15Georg Ritschel: Composer
  • 09-20Giacomo Quarenghi: Italian / Russian master builder (Hermitage Theater)
  • 09-25Frederik Willem II: King of Prussia (1786-97)
  • 10-04Domenico Corri: Composer
  • 11-11Abigail Smith Adams: 2nd 1st lady (1797-1801)
  • 11-26Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff: Composer
  • 12-08Pierre Joseph Candielle: Composer
  • 12-19Jacobus J Cramer: Priest of Holland / Zealand / West-Friesland
  • 12-22Abigail Adams: Weymouth, Massachusetts -- 2nd first lady (1797-1801)

People died in year of 1744

  • 01-15Charles-Hubert Gervais: Composer, dies at 72
  • 01-25Domenico Natale Sarro: Italian opera composer, dies at 64
  • 02-15Frantisek Antonin Mica: Composer, dies at 49
  • 02-15John Hadley: Inventor (sextant)
  • 04-25Anders Celsius: Swed astronomer (Centegrade Thermometer), dies at 42
  • 05-30Alexander Pope: English Poet (Eloisa to Abelard), dies at 56
  • 06-14Andre Campra: Composer, dies at 83
  • 07-14Immanuel J Pyra: German Poet (Temple of True Poetry), dies at 28
  • 08-19Carlo Arrigoni: Composer, dies at 46
  • 10-31Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo: Composer, dies at 50