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Daniel Defoe
Daniel Defoe , author of Robinson Crusoe , dies.
Louise-Hippolyte Grimaldi
Louise-Hippolyte Grimaldi
becomes Princess of Monaco .
The church of Santa Maria Icona Vetere, the west facade is partly still in its original condition
The Italian city of Foggia
is partially destroyed by an earthquake.
1731 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1179/80 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1723/24 (turn of the year 11/12 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1136/37 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2274/75 (southern Buddhism); 2273/74 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the metal pig辛亥 ( at the beginning of the year metal dog 庚戌)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1093/94 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4064/65 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1109/10
Islamic calendar 1143/44 (turn of the year July 5th / 6th)
Jewish calendar 5491/92 (September 30th / October 1st)
Coptic calendar 1447/48 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 906/907
Seleucid era Babylon: 2041/42 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2042/43 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1787/88 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Treaty of Vienna

Charles I of Parma

Other events in the Holy Roman Empire

Heinrich of Saxe-Merseburg

Other events in Europe

Prince Jacques I of Monaco
  • February 20: After the death of Antoine I , his daughter Louise-Hippolyte becomes Princess of Monaco . On April 4th, the mother of eight travels from her place of residence in Paris to her homeland, where she is received with enthusiasm. Her husband Jacques, who follows her, is received noticeably cooler as a stranger. Louise-Hippolyte implements some reforms in her principality, including the ban on carrying arms. However, she dies of smallpox on December 29th and is inherited by her husband Jacques I , who, however, is confronted with massive resistance from the population.
The coronation of Christian VI. from Denmark-Norway


Flag of the Independent Kazakh Khanate


science and technology


Architecture and fine arts

Music and theater

Friedrich Handel in London
Title page of the first print
Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig
Viennese premieres
Title page of the libretto


The Teatru Manoel from the inside




  • March 20: The Italian city of Foggia is partially destroyed by an earthquake. There are about 2,000 dead. Among other things, the church of Santa Maria Icona Vetere is destroyed.


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Ignazio Busca
  • August 31: Ignazio Busca , Italian Cardinal and Cardinal Secretary of State († 1803)

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

Bartolomeo Cristofori, 1726
  • January 27: Bartolomeo Cristofori , Italian musical instrument maker, inventor of the fortepiano (* 1655)
Antoine I. Grimaldi

May to August

September to December

Louise-Hippolyte of Monaco

Exact date of death unknown

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