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Painting from The Beggar's Opera, Scene V, by William Hogarth, c.  1728
The Beggar's Opera by John Gay and Johann Christoph Pepusch will premiere in London.
Anne Marie d'Orléans as Queen of Sardinia, portrait by an unknown painter, 1720
Anne Marie d'Orléans ,
Queen of Sardinia , dies.
Anne Petrovna, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf, painting by Louis Caravaque 1725
Shortly after the birth of her son Peter , the Russian Princess Anna Petrovna dies of consumption.
1728 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1176/77 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1720/21 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1133/34 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2271/72 (southern Buddhism); 2270/71 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the Earth-Monkey戊申 ( at the beginning of the year Fire-Sheep 丁未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1090/91 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4061/62 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1106/07
Islamic calendar 1140/41 (turn of the year 6/7 August)
Jewish calendar 5488/89 (September 3-4)
Coptic calendar 1444/45 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 903/904
Seleucid era Babylon: 2038/39 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2039/40 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1784/85 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

North africa

French medal in memory of the conquest of Tunis and Tripoli


Holy Roman Empire

Northern Europe

Statue of Hans Egede in Nuuk

Voyages of discovery


science and technology

John Bartram House
Cyclopaedia , title page



Music and theater

Beginning of Elisa's aria in Handel's autograph of Tolomeo


Maria Theresa around 1728



  • August 31st : In the major fire in Schwäbisch Hall , two thirds of the old town are destroyed by flames. In addition to 294 private houses, two churches, the hospital, the town hall and the saltworks burned down. The reconstruction is carried out in the Baroque style, which has shaped the cityscape to this day, although the medieval quarters will be retained except for the newly planned Neue Straße.
Map of Copenhagen after the fire, the burned down districts in yellow


January to March

Peter III as a child
Anton Raphael Mengs, around 1775

April to July

August to October

Johann Heinrich Lambert, 1829

November December

James Cook, 1776

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

May to August

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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