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Elevator from Göttingen students in front of the commandant's house secured by sentries for Gerlach Adolph von Münchhausen on the occasion of the inauguration on Weender Strasse 32 / Barfüßerstrasse
The Georg-August University of Göttingen opens.
Dens leonis (dandelion), A Curious Herbal (1737)
Elizabeth Blackwell
publishes the
illustrated botanical book
A Curious Herbal .
Francesco III.  d'Este, Duke of Modena
Francesco III. d'Este
becomes Duke of Modena and Reggio after the death of
his father Rinaldo d'Este .
1737 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1185/86 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1729/30 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1142/43 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2280/81 (southern Buddhism); 2279/80 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the Fire Snake丁巳 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Dragon 丙辰)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1099/1100 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4070/71 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1115/16
Islamic calendar 1149/50 (turn of the year 1st / 2nd May)
Jewish calendar 5497/98 (September 25-26)
Coptic calendar 1453/54 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 912/913
Seleucid era Babylon: 2047/48 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2048/49 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1793/94 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Russo-Austrian Turkish War

War of the Polish Succession

Other events in Europe

Ernst Johann von Biron

Spanish-Portuguese War

Map of the theater of war 1735–1737

North America


science and technology

  • The first volume of A Curious Herbal Containing Five Hundred Cuts, of the most useful Plants which are now used in the Practice of Physick with illustrations by Elizabeth Blackwell is published and is a great success because of the high quality of the drawings and the inclusion of foreign and exotic plants .
  • On her death , the Frankfurt patrician Anna Sybilla Schad von Mittelbieberach, the last member of the wealthy Schad family, bequeathed her fortune to a foundation that is supposed to promote the training and study of young members of the Alten Limpurg Society .


Image from the libretto, music by Antonio Vivaldi



Historical maps and views

Plan of Berlin by Abraham Guibert Dusableau (1737, south above)


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June to September

October to December

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Antonio Stradivarius

Exact date of death unknown

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