1737 in History – What happened in year 1737

In history, year 1737 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 1737.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1737:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 OctoberThree hundred thousand people died in Bengal when a 20 thousand small ship sank 40 feet below the sea.
11 OctoberAbout three lakh people died in the cyclone that struck Calcutta (now Kolkata).
21 JanuaryThree lakh people died due to severe storms in the Bay of Bengal.
30 JanuaryItalian physicist and mathematician Luichi Galvani, who discovered lightning in the bodies of living beings, was born in Bolonia city.
20 FebruaryFrench Finance Minister Chauvelin resigned.
12 MarchGalileo's body was brought to the Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.
04 AprilAnthony van Heim established as Dutch pension consultant
28 MayThe planet Venus passes in front of Mercury. The event was seen during the royal hours by amateur astronomer John Beviz at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
30 JuneRusso-Turkish War, 1735–1739: According to Field Marshal Munich the Russian army sacked the Ottoman stronghold of Okkov and 4,000 Turks were imprisoned.
31 JulyPrince Frederick of Wales escaped from the English court.
17 SeptemberGeorge-August University opened in Göttingen.
11 OctoberThe earthquake killed 300,000 people, and destroyed half of India's Calcutta city.
04 NovemberTeatro di San Carlo Naples was inaugurated.


Famous birthdays in the year 1737:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayWilliam Petty / Politician / United Kingdom
08 MayEdward Gibbon / Politician / United Kingdom
09 March Josef Mysliveček / Violinist / Czech Republic
09 February Thomas Paine / Author / United Kingdom
09 SeptemberLuigi Galvani / Physicist / Italy
10 AugustAnton Losenko / Painter / Russia
14 MayGeorge Macartney / Politician / United Kingdom
14 SeptemberMichael Haydn / Singer / Austria
19 January Giuseppe Millico / Composer / Italy
20 JuneTokugawa Ieharu / Shogun / Japan
20 March Rama I / King / Thailand
21 NovemberJosé Antonio Alzate y Ramírez / Scientist / Mexico
23 January John Hancock / Politician / United States of America
31 OctoberJames Lovell / Politician / United States of America

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