1747 in History – What happened in year 1747

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

In history, year 1747 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 1747.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1747 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
31 januaryThe London Lock Hospital, the first clinic specialising in the treatment of venereal diseases, opened.
31 JanuaryThe Bangalore Disease Clinic opened for the first time at London Lock Hospital.
14 FebruaryAstronomer James Bradley presented for the Royal Society, London the discovery of the motion of the Earth on its axis.
17 AprilFrench troops captured Zeeves-Flanders, Netherlands.
16 MayPrince William V was sworn in as Admiral-General of the Netherlands.
01 JulyBattle at Lafell: France defeated British / Dutch army.
16 SeptemberFrench troops captured Zoom and Bergen.
25 OctoberThe British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawk defeated the French at the Second Battle of Cape Finisteror.
30 NovemberThe Dutch state of Zziel announced a hereditary governor for women.
09 DecemberGreat Britain and the Netherlands signed the military treaty.


Famous birthdays in the year 1747:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 February Samuel Osgood / Politician / United States of America
06 JulyJohn Paul Jones / Army Officer / Scotland
08 OctoberJean-François Rewbell / Politician / France
15 January John Aikin / Author / United Kingdom
26 OctoberIvan Mane Jarnović / Violinist / Italy
29 March Johann Wilhelm Hässler / Pianist / Germany
31 March Johann Abraham Peter Schulz / Pianist / Germany
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