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Siege of Danzig in the War of the Polish Succession in 1734
The siege of Danzig in the War of the Polish Succession
ends with the capture by Russian and Saxon troops .
Autograph of the first page of the Christmas Oratorio
The first cantata of the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach is premiered.
Statue of Rob Roy in Stirling
Scottish national hero
Robert Roy MacGregor dies.
1734 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1182/83 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1726/27 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1139/40 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2277/78 (southern Buddhism); 2276/77 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the wood tiger甲寅 ( at the beginning of the year water buffalo 癸丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1096/97 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4067/68 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1112/13
Islamic calendar 1146/47 (turn of the year 3rd / 4th June)
Jewish calendar 5494/95 (September 27-28)
Coptic calendar 1450/51 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 909/910
Seleucid era Babylon: 2044/45 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2045/46 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1790/91 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

War of the Polish Succession

View of the Siege and Death of the Maréchal de Berwick (unknown draftsman)

Holy Roman Empire

Princess Sophie Dorothea Marie with her husband Margrave Friedrich Wilhelm

Habsburg Monarchy


  • End of the year: The first issue of the French-language Cologne magazine Gazette de Cologne avec privilege de sa majesté imperiale appears.

science and technology



Ivan Kirilov: Map of Russia 1734
Matthäus Seutter: Iberian Peninsula 1734

Teaching and Research

The Old University of Fulda


Music and theater

Georg Friedrich Handel and the Opera of the Nobility
Georg Friedrich Handel, portrait by Balthasar Denner
Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig
From the chronicle of the city of Leipzig for October 6, 1734
Title page and first page of the libretto
Other world premieres



First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1734


January to April

May to August

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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