1742 in History – What happened in year 1742

✅ Published on March 31st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1742 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 1742.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1742 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
13 aprilMessiah, an oratorio by baroque composer George Frideric Handel, premiered in Dublin.
09 DecemberKarl Wilhelm Schiel, one of Sweden's noted chemists and founders of modern chemistry, was born in Stockholm.
14 JanuaryEdmund Healy, England's best known astronomer, who introduced the world to Haley Comet, died.
12 FebruaryThe great Maratha diplomat Nana Phadnavis was born.
24 JanuaryGerman leaders chose Charles VII as emperor of Albert.
09 FebruarySir Robert Walpole, often referred to as the first British Prime Minister, was accepted as the First Earl of Orford.
13 AprilNew music hall in Dublin performed George Frederick Handel's orchestral "Messiah" for the first time.
17 MayBattle of Chutzitz: Frederick II and Persia defeated the Ostries.
28 JulyPersia and Austria signed a peace treaty.
29 AugustEdmund Hole published his "short treatise" on the card game Whist.
24 SeptemberBoston's Faneuville Hall opened to the public.
18 NovemberPersia and Britain signed the French military agreement.
01 DecemberQueen Elisabeth expelled all Jews from Russia.


Famous birthdays in the year 1742:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyGeorg Christoph Lichtenberg / Academic / Germany
05 NovemberRichard Cosway / Painter / United Kingdom
06 OctoberJohan Herman Wessel / Poet / Denmark
06 MayJean Senebier / Pastor / Switzerland
07 AugustNathanael Greene / General / United States of America
08 SeptemberOzias Humphry / Painter / United Kingdom
16 DecemberGebhard Leberecht von Blücher / Field Marshal / Germany
19 March Túpac Amaru II / Rebel Leader / Peru
28 JuneWilliam Hooper / Lawyer / United States of America
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