1740 in History – What happened in year 1740

In history, year 1740 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1740.

Know what happened in 1740:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
20 OctoberPer the terms of the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, Maria Theresaassumed the throne of the Habsburg Monarchy in Austria.
22 OctoberA two-week massacre of ethnic Chinese in Batavia, Dutch EastIndies, came to an end with at least 10,000 people killed.
08 AprilWar of the Austrian Succession-The Royal Navy captured theSpanish ship of the line Princesa and mustered her into British service.
20 OctoberPer the terms of the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, Maria Theresaassumed the throne of the Habsburg Monarchy in Austria.
26 JuneWar of Jenkins' Ear-A Spanish column of 300 regular troops,free black militia and Indian auxiliaries stormed Britain'sstrategically crucial position of Fort Mose in Spanish Florida.
20 OctoberUnder the terms of the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, MariaTheresa assumed the throne of the Habsburg Monarchy in Austria.
22 OctoberA two-week massacre of ethnic Chinese in Batavia, Dutch EastIndies, came to an end with at least 10,000 people killed.
08 AprilWar of the Austrian Succession-The Royal Navy captured the Spanish ship of the line Princesa and mustered her into British service.
26 JuneWar of Jenkins' Ear-A Spanish column of 300 regular troops, free black militia and Indian auxiliaries stormed Britain's strategically crucial position of Fort Mose in Spanish Florida.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1740:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayElias Boudinot / Politician / United States of America
02 AugustJean Baptiste Camille Canclaux / General / France
02 March Nicholas Pocock / Painter / United Kingdom
04 NovemberAugustus Toplady / Composer / United Kingdom
04 February Carl Michael Bellman / Poet / Sweden
07 MayNikolai Arkharov / Police Officer / Russia
07 SeptemberJohan Tobias Sergel / Sculptor / Sweden
09 MayGiovanni Paisiello / Educator / Italy
10 AugustSamuel Arnold / Composer / United Kingdom
12 SeptemberJohann Heinrich Jung / Author / Germany
16 February Giambattista Bodoni / Publisher / Italy
17 February Horace-Bénédict de Saussure / Physicist / Switzerland
18 AprilSir Francis Baring / Politician / United Kingdom
20 OctoberIsabelle de Charrière / Poet / Netherlands
20 DecemberArthur Lee / Physician / United States of America
22 January Noah Phelps / Lawyer / United States of America
26 AugustJoseph-Michel Montgolfier / Inventor / France
27 JulyJeanne Baré / Explorer / France
29 OctoberJames Boswell / Author / Scotland
31 March Panoutsos Notaras / Politician / Greece

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