1740s

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1710s 1720s 1730s1740s1750s 1760s 1770s
Years: 1740 1741 1742 1743 1744 1745 1746 1747 1748 1749
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Events[edit]

Contents: 1740 1741 1742 1743 1744 1745 1746 1747 1748 1749

1740

January–June[edit]

Frederick II comes to power in Prussia.

July–December[edit]

Oath of Fealty to Maria Theresa

Date unknown[edit]

1741

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

1742

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]


1743

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]


Date unknown[edit]

1744

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]


1745

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]


1746

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]


1747

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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

Date unknown[edit]


1748

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]


1749

January–June[edit]

Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel.

July–December[edit]

July 10: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date unknown[edit]

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


Significant people[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

In Fiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 309. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  6. ^ Giscombe, C. S. (Winter 2012). "Precarious Creatures". The Kenyon Review, New Series. Kenyon College. 34 (1): 157–175. Retrieved 11 March 2016. I looked it up later and found out that it's generally conceded that they were all dead by the 1680s. But a story persists that a fellow named MacQueen killed the last wolf in Scotland - and, implicitly, in all Britain - after that, in 1743. (Henry Shoemaker mentions the story in the section of Extinct Pennsylvania Animals that concerns wolves.) 
  7. ^ a b c d e Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 310–311. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  8. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 217–218. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  9. ^ Unless the Battle of Graveney Marsh (1940) is counted.
  10. ^ Van den Heuvel, Danielle (Spring 2012). "The Multiple Identities of Early Modern Dutch Fishwives". Signs. The University of Chicago Press. 37 (3): 587–594. doi:10.1086/662705. Retrieved 17 March 2016. ... in 1747 fishwives organized a large political demonstration in Amsterdam, and in 1748 the Amsterdam fish hawker Marretje Arents was one of the principal initiators of a tax riot in the city. 
  11. ^ "Ahmad Shah Abdali's invasions". Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  12. ^ H. Parker Willis (December 1895). "Income Taxation in France". Journal of Political Economy. The University of Chicago Press. 4 (1): 37–53. doi:10.1086/250324. The war of the Austrian Succession for the third time threw the treasury back upon the hated fiscal resource in October of 1741, when the income tax was reintroduced accompanied by a royal promise to the effect that upon the close of the war this means of raising revenue should once for all be done away with. 
  13. ^ a b Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 313. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  14. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 219–220. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.