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View of the town of Natchez, today the US state of Mississippi, site of the French fort Rosalie, which was destroyed in 1729
The uprising of the Natchez Indians
against the French colonial rulers in Louisiana begins.
The label of the champagne house Ruinart
The cloth merchant Nicolas
Irénée Ruinart founds the champagne house Ruinart .
Franz Georg von Schönborn
Franz Georg von Schönborn becomes Archbishop and Elector of Trier .
1729 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1177/78 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1721/22 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1134/35 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2272/73 (southern Buddhism); 2271/72 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the Earth-Rooster己酉 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Monkey 戊申)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1091/92 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4062/63 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1107/08
Islamic calendar 1141/42 (turn of the year July 27-28)
Jewish calendar 5489/90 (23/24 September)
Coptic calendar 1445/46 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 904/905
Seleucid era Babylon: 2039/40 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2040/41 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1785/86 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

North American colonies

Baltimore in the 18th century

Great Britain, Spain, Portugal

The carriage with which the "exchange of the princesses" took place

Holy Roman Empire / Russia

Franz Ludwig of Pfalz-Neuburg
Giuseppe Maria Gonzaga





science and technology


Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig

The beginning of the motet

Further world premieres

Title page of the libretto,
music by Leonardo Vinci
Stage design in the courtyard of the Palazzo Altemps
Vienna and Hamburg


  • Robert Drury publishes his memories of his time as a shipwrecked man in Madagascar under the title Madagascar or Robert Drury's Diary . With all the success of the book, doubts about its authenticity are soon expressed. Among other things, Daniel Defoe is believed to be the actual author of the Robinsonade .
  • Gerhard Tersteegen publishes the spiritual song God is present from the Reformed tradition in his spiritual flower garden of intimate souls .


  • The Goguette choral society is founded in Paris .



First half of the year

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Thirteen-year-old Sophie Auguste Friederike

Second half of the year

Louis Antoine de Bougainville

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1729


January to April

Duke Johann Wilhelm of Saxony-Eisenach

May to August

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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