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Battle of Lauffeldt
In the Battle of Lauffeldt in the War of the Austrian Succession , the French under Moritz von Sachsen defeated the Pragmatic Army with heavy losses .
Johann Sebastian Bach in 1746, oil painting by Elias Gottlob Haußmann
Johann Sebastian Bach composes the
Musical Offering .
Andreas Sigismund Marggraf
Andreas Sigismund Marggraf discovers sugar
in beetroot .
1747 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1195/96 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1739/40 (September 11-12)
Bengali solar calendar 1152/53 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2290/91 (southern Buddhism); 2289/90 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the Fire Rabbit 丁卯 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Tiger 丙寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1109/10 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4080/81 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1125/26 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1159/60 (turn of the year January 12th / 13th)
Jewish calendar 5507/08 (September 4th / 5th)
Coptic calendar 1463/64 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 922/923
Seleucid era Babylon: 2057/58 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2058/59 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1803/04 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

War of the Austrian Succession

Samuel Scott : Battle of Cape Finisterre , around 1750
Battle of Assietta
Bergen op Zoom 1747
  • September 18 : The siege of Bergen op Zoom , which began on July 1, ends after a general attack that completely overwhelms the Dutch defenders with the conquest of the Dutch fortress by French troops under Ulrich von Löwendal . The subsequent, brutal looting of the city is condemned across Europe. The siege cost the attackers about 20,000 dead, wounded and sick people, the defenders about 8,000 dead, wounded and sick people.
Pierre Julien Gilbert : Battle of Cape Finisterre , 1836

Further events in the empire

Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau

Great Britain

Persian Empire


Rule of the Gyurme Namgyel


Map of Fürstenberg in the middle of the 18th century: Fürstenberg Castle on the left, Old Distillery and
Old Mill on the right

science and technology



Plan de Sans Souci , around 1746, probably the earliest view of Sanssouci


Music and theater



50 times ducat on the occasion of the election as archbishop

Historical maps and views

Floor plan of the city of Buxtehude by Nicolaus Rohlfs


First half of the year

Louis Philippe Joseph as a child, around 1750
Archduke Leopold as a child

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

May to August

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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