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Tsarina Elizabeth I of Russia, painting by Charles André van Loo
Elisabeth becomes Empress of the Russian Empire through a coup .
Schematic representation of the Battle of Mollwitz
In the Battle of Mollwitz , Prussia defeated the Austrians and thus defended the recently occupied Silesia .
Handel's manuscript of the Messiah
Georg Friedrich Handel composes the oratorio Messiah .
1741 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1189/90 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1733/34 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1146/47 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2284/85 (southern Buddhism); 2283/84 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the metal rooster辛酉 ( at the beginning of the year metal monkey 庚申)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1103/04 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4074/75 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1119/20 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1153/54 (turn of the year 18/19 March)
Jewish calendar 5501/02 (September 10/11)
Coptic calendar 1457/58 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 916/917
Seleucid era Babylon: 2051/52 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2052/53 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1797/98 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

War of the Austrian Succession

Battle of Mollwitz
The coronation in Martin's Cathedral

Russia / Sweden

Portrait of Anna Leopoldowna as regent of Louis Caravaque

Other events in Europe

Pietro Grimani
Title page of the Second Stade Comparison of 1741

America and the Caribbean

  • January: In the War of Jenkins' Ear , a number of British infantry regiments specially transported across the Atlantic arrive in Jamaica .
The attack on Cartagena


  • March 1 : The later Swiss bank Wegelin & Co. is founded in St. Gallen as a linen cloth trade and forwarding agency.

science and technology


Handel 1741,
portrait by Thomas Hudson
Title page of the first printing of the Goldberg Variations
  • The publisher Balthasar Schmid publishes the work Clavier Ubung consisting of an ARIA with various changes in front of the clavicimbal with 2 manuals by Johann Sebastian Bach for the first time in Nuremberg . After Bach's death, the piece became known as the Goldberg Variations .


Clara the rhinoceros , engraving by Jan Wandelaar 1742



Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .


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Angelika Kauffmann's birthplace
Isabella of Bourbon-Parma as a child

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1741


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Antonio Vivaldi

Exact date of death unknown

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