1743 in France
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Events from the year 1743 in France.
- Monarch: Louis XV
- May 10 – In New France, Governor Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville ends his final term (multiple times over 43 years) as Governor of colonial French Louisiana, which he helped colonize; he is succeeded by the Marquis de Vaudreuil (for the next 10 years) and returns to France.
- The Moët & Chandon champagne house is established by Claude Moët in Épernay as Moët et Cie.
- January 18 – Louis Claude de Saint-Martin French philosopher, known as le philosophe inconnu. (d. 1803)
- May 24 – Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutioner, doctor, scientist (d. 1793)
- September 17 – Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician, philosopher, and political scientist (d. 1794)
- January 29 – Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)
- June 16 – Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, eldest daughter of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan; she built the Paris Palais Bourbon where she died (b. 1673)
- December 27 – Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (b. 1659)