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Louis Henri de Bourbon-Condé
Louis IV. Henri de Bourbon, prince de Condé takes over the business of government for
Louis XV. of France .
Clemens August with all the signs of his spiritual and secular rule, painted by Georges Desmarées, around 1746, oil on canvas
Clemens August von Bayern
becomes Archbishop of Cologne .
Map of the Caspian Sea 1723, Baku on the west coast
The Russian army conquers Baku in the Russo-Persian War .
1723 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1171/72 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1715/16 (turn of the year 11/12 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1128/1129 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2266/67 (southern Buddhism); 2265/66 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the water hare癸卯 ( at the beginning of the year water tiger 壬寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1085/86 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4056/57 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1101/02
Islamic calendar 1135/36 (turn of the year September 30th / October 1st)
Jewish calendar 5483/84 (September 29/30)
Coptic calendar 1439/40 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 898/899
Seleucid era Babylon: 2033/34 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2034/35 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1779/80 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Louis XV 1723

Holy Roman Empire

Title page of the Policey Code of 1723
Gian Gastone,
Grand Duke of Tuscany


Davel before his execution, historicizing painting

Against the background of the Vaudois resistance to the introduction of the Consensus Helveticus , Jean Daniel Abraham Davel felt called by God to liberate his fatherland from the rule of Bern , and on March 31st, surprisingly, 500 to 600 men entered Lausanne. There he gathers the city council, presents it with a manifesto in which the government of Bern is accused of making a number of mistakes, and explains his plan for the liberation of Vaud . However, the council immediately reported the incident to Bern, and Davel was arrested, tortured and shortly afterwards executed by beheading.


Russia / Persia



North America

  • Third Natchez War against the French.

science and technology

Christian Wolff , who is accused of atheism by his pietistic opponents , has to give up his position as professor of mathematics and philosophy at the University of Halle and leave the city of Halle within 48 hours due to an order from the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I. He goes to Hessen and teaches at the University of Marburg , where he also continues his research on Chinese philosophy.


Architecture and fine arts

The Trinity Column in Linz
Sanctuary of Madonna di San Luca

Music and theater

Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig
World premieres
Caricature of a performance by Handel's Flavio : Senesino on the left, Francesca Cuzzoni in the middle and
Gaetano Berenstadt on the right
Other musical events




January to April

May to August

Adam Smith, 1787

September to December

Princess Amalie of Prussia

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656–1723)
Hereditary Prince Leopold Clemens Karl of Lorraine around 1722

Second half of the year

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

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