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Friedrich August I. (August the Strong, 1670–1733)
The death of King
Augustus the Strong leads
to the War of the Polish Succession .
Friedrich August of Saxony
In the Electorate of Saxony , his son takes over Friedrich August II. The regency.
The Danish fortress Christiansværn on Saint Croix
The Danish West India Company
acquires the island of Saint Croix in the Caribbean from France .
1733 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1181/82 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1725/26 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1138/39 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2276/77 (southern Buddhism); 2275/76 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the water buffalo癸丑 ( at the beginning of the year water rat 壬子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1095/96 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4066/67 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1111/12
Islamic calendar 1145/46 (turn of the year 13/14 June)
Jewish calendar 5493/94 (9/10 September)
Coptic calendar 1449/50 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 908/909
Seleucid era Babylon: 2043/44 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2044/45 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1789/90 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Polish succession dispute

Friedrich August II of Saxony
Stanislaus Leszczyński's second choice

Other events in Europe

European colonies in North America and the Caribbean

The Oglethorpe statue in Savannah



Title page of the ninth edition from 1733

science and technology



Music and theater

Georg Friedrich Handel and the Opera of the Nobility
Argomento of the premiere of Orlando
Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig
Title page of the individual parts of the Missa, which Bach sent to the court in Dresden in 1733
Prince Elector Friedrich Christian
Maria Josepha of Austria
Further world premieres in Europe
  • In Valencia is Muixeranga first mentioned. This year, the city chronicle mentions an amount that is granted to the Dolçaina players for their participation in the festival.


The main building of the monastery


Drawing of the broken dam after the damage


January to June

Joseph Priestley

July to December

Wieland's birthplace in Oberholzheim

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1733


January to April

  • 0March 3 : Yves d'Alègre , titular prince of Orange, Marquis de Tourzel and Lord of Montague, Saint-Flour-le-Chatel, of Aurouze and Aubusson, Count of Flageac and Marshal of France (* 1653 )
  • 0March 4th : Claude de Forbin , French admiral and diplomat, governor of Bangkok and general of the Siamese army (* 1656 )
Sarah Malcolm with knife after William Hogarth

May to August

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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