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Thorner blood court
The Thorner Blutgericht caused a sensation in Europe.
Autograph of the first page of the St. John Passion
The world premiere of the Johannes Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach will take place in
Leipzig's Nikolaikirche .
Pope Benedict XIII
Pietro Francesco Orsini is elected Pope and takes
the name Benedict XIII. on.
1724 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1172/73 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1716/17 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1129/1130 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2267/68 (southern Buddhism); 2266/67 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the wood dragon甲辰 ( at the beginning of the year water rabbit 癸卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1086/87 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4057/58 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1102/03
Islamic calendar 1136/37 (turn of the year 19/20 September)
Jewish calendar 5484/85 (September 17-18)
Coptic calendar 1440/41 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 899/900
Seleucid era Babylon: 2034/35 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2035/36 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1780/81 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Southern and Western Europe

Ludwig, King of Spain
  • January 14 : King Philip V of Spain thanks - perhaps in the expectation that the French crown could be free - in favor of his 16-year-old son Louis from that but already on August 31 to the smallpox dies. Philipp then takes over the crown again. As a result, he suffers from depression.

Holy Roman Empire

Johann Christian Lünig


Russia / Ottoman Empire / Persia

  • May 7th : Peter I crowns his second wife Katharina as Russian tsarina and appoints her co-regent.
  • June 23 : Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Constantinople , with which they recognize their respective territorial gains in the wake of the Russo-Persian War and the subsequent invasion of Persia by the Ottomans .
  • In the summer there is a deep rift between Catherine and the Tsar. Katharina's chamberlain and asset manager Willem Mons , with whom she may have had a sexual relationship , was officially beheaded on November 27 for bribery and embezzlement, his severed head allegedly placed on Katharina's work table. The imperial couple finally reconciled at least externally.
  • Peter the Great falls seriously ill with bladder and kidney disease with liver atropia after wading through ice-cold water on November 5 to rescue shipwrecked sailors. At the end of the year, it became clear that he would not survive the disease.


science and technology



Music and theater

First edition by Bezaleel Creake, 1724



Jeanne de Bade


Coat of arms of the Cardinal Chamberlain during the Sedis vacancy
Monastery fountain


  • Extreme drought in Switzerland from March to June: The Emme has dried up, mills are shut down, springs dry up.
  • When the city fire in Balingen in winter, 272 families are homeless.
  • During the great city fire in Hollfeld , the entire upper city and the old rectory were cremated.

nature and environment


First half of the year

Maria Amalia in 1727
Immanuel Kant

Second half of the year

Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

May to August

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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