1740s

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This is a list of events occurring in the 1740s, ordered by year.

1740[edit]

January–June[edit]

Frederick II comes to power in Prussia.

July–December[edit]

Oath of Fealty to Maria Theresa

Date Unknown[edit]

1741[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

1742[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

1743[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

1744[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

1745[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

1746[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

1747[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Kandahar: Ahmad Shah Durrani crowned as king of Afghanistan in October.
Battle of Lauffeldt

Date unknown[edit]

1748[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

1749[edit]

January–June[edit]

Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel.

July–December[edit]

July 10: Halifax.

Date unknown[edit]

Portrait of Clara in Paris in 1749, by Jean-Baptiste Oudry.


Significant people[edit]

  • Johnathan Edwards emphasized a personal approach to religion.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

In Fiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 308. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  2. ^ image: Bird's eye view of Batavia showing the massacre of the Chinese
  3. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). The Encyclopædia of Oxford. London: Macmillan. p. 182. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  4. ^ "A dozen Downing Street departures". BBC News. 2007-05-09. Archived from the original on 23 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  5. ^ a b Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 217–218. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  6. ^ Unless the Battle of Graveney Marsh (1940) is counted.
  7. ^ "Ahmad Shah Abdali's invasions". Retrieved 2011-11-02.