Events in year of 1747

  • 04-17French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands
  • 04-25Prince Willem V appointed Viceroy of Zealand
  • 05-03Willem IV appointed Viceroy of Holland / Utrecht
  • 05-04Willem IV appointed Viceroy of Overijssel
  • 05-16Prince Willem V sworn in as admiral-general of Neth
  • 07-01Battle at Lafeld: France beat English / Dutch army
  • 09-16French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
  • 11-07Organgist in the Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
  • 11-30Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
  • 12-09England and Netherlands sign military treaty

People born in year of 1747

  • 01-10Abraham L Breguet: French clock maker
  • 02-04Tadeusz Kosciusko: Poland -- Patriot, (New York Bridge)
  • 02-17Narciso Casanovas: Composer
  • 02-28Justin Morgan: Composer
  • 03-03Kasamir Pulaski: US General (Revolutionary War)
  • 03-04Casimir Pulaski: Count / American Revolutionary War General
  • 03-31Johann A P Schulz: German composer
  • 03-31Johann Abraham Peter Schulz: German composer (Moon has Risen)
  • 04-23Alexandre-Auguste Robineau: Composer
  • 06-24Johann Melchior Dreyer: Composer
  • 06-26Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh: Composer
  • 07-06Coelestin Jungbauer: Composer
  • 07-30Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini: Composer
  • 08-13Adrien-Joseph van Helmont: Composer
  • 10-08Johann Wilhelm Stadler: Composer
  • 10-11Marian Paradeiser: Composer
  • 11-24Felice Alessandri: Composer

People died in year of 1747

  • 02-01Jacobus E J Capitein: Dutch slave / vicar / merchant
  • 03-09Jacob Campo Weyerman: S Netherlands adventurer / Painter / writer, dies at 69
  • 04-02Johann J Dillenius: German botanist, dies at 63
  • 04-09Lord Lovat: English jacobiet
  • 04-09Simon Fraser: 12th Baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England
  • 06-06Jean Barriere: Composer
  • 06-19Alessandro Marcello: Composer, dies at 77
  • 06-19Nadir: Shah of Persia (1736-47), murdered
  • 07-09Giovanni Battista Bononcini: Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • 07-16Giuseppe Maria Crespi: Painter / etcher
  • 09-15Johann Gotthilf Ziegler: Composer, dies at 59
  • 11-17Alain R Lesage: French Author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79

Events in year of 1748

  • 01-26England, Netherlands, Austria and Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
  • 03-19English Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize US
  • 04-01Ruins of Pompeii found
  • 04-30Ceasefire at Aken ends
  • 04-30French troops occupy Maastricht
  • 05-07French troops conquer Maastricht
  • 06-03Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
  • 06-28Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
  • 08-15United Lutheran Church of US organized
  • 08-16"Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
  • 10-18Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Austrian Succession
  • 12-26France and Austria signs treaty about Southern Netherlands

People born in year of 1748

  • 01-01Giovanni Furno: Composer
  • 01-09Stefan Paluselli: Composer
  • 01-22Lewis Edson: Composer
  • 01-26Emmanuel Aloys Forster: Composer
  • 02-02Christian Gottfried Thomas: Composer
  • 02-05Christian Gottlob Neefe: German composer / conductor / tutor of Beethoven
  • 02-15Jeremy Bentham: London, England -- Philosopher / originator (Utilitarian)
  • 03-05William Shield: Composer
  • 03-08Willem V Batavus: Prince of Orange-Nassau
  • 03-10John Playfair: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Clergyman / geologist / mathematician
  • 04-07Georg Wenzel Ritter: Composer
  • 04-20Georg Michael Telemann: Composer
  • 04-20Guillaume Albert Teniers: Composer
  • 04-28Lorenz Justinian Ott: Composer
  • 05-16Antonius van Alphen: Apostolic vicar of De Bosch
  • 06-30Jacques D "comte" Cassini: French astronomer
  • 07-21Louis-Henry Paisible: Composer
  • 07-31Isaac Ouwater: Amsterdam painter / cartoonist
  • 08-03Carl Ludwig Junker: Composer
  • 08-04Maximilian Stadler: Composer
  • 08-06Bernhard Haltenberger: Composer
  • 08-11Joseph Schuster: Composer
  • 08-13Pieter L van de Kasteele: Dutch politician / patriot
  • 08-30Jacques-Louis David: France -- Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat)
  • 08-31Jean-Etienne Despreaux: Composer
  • 09-14Johann Paul Schulthesius: Composer
  • 09-17Robert Wainwright: Composer
  • 09-24Philipp Meissner: Composer
  • 09-28Johann Michael Demmler: Composer
  • 10-07Charles XIII: King of Sweden (1809-18) / Norway (1814-18)

People died in year of 1748

  • 02-03Henri Madin: Composer, dies at 49
  • 03-23Johann Gottfried Walther: German Composer / musicologist, dies at 63
  • 04-12William Kent: English Sculptor / Architect (Kensington Palace)
  • 06-28Marretje Arends [Matje of Nieuwendijk]: Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 06-28Pieter van Dort: Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 08-16Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni: Composer, dies at 63
  • 08-27James Thomson
  • 12-11Ewald G von Kleist: German lawyer / inventor of condensator, dies at 55