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Franklin's experiment in a thunderstorm, engraving, 19th century
Benjamin Franklin experiments with kites
in thunderstorms and can prove that lightning strikes are electrical discharges.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, pastel by Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
celebrated a great success with the French royal family with his opera
Le devin du village .

Imperial Pavilion, Schönbrunn Palace
The Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna opens.
It is the world's oldest zoo that still exists today .
1752 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1200/01 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1744/45 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1157/58 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2295/96 (southern Buddhism); 2294/95 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the water monkey壬申 ( at the beginning of the year metal sheep 辛未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1114/15 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4085/86 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1130/31 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1165/1166 (turn of the year November 7th / 8th)
Jewish calendar 5512/13 (September 8/9)
Coptic calendar 1468/69 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 927/928
Seleucid era Babylon: 2062/63 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2063/64 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1808/09 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Francesco Loredan
  • March 18 : Francesco Loredan is elected Doge of Venice eleven days after the death of his predecessor Pietro Grimani . At the time of his election, the wealth of the Loredan family in Venice is legendary, they own several palaces, such as the Palazzo di San Stefano, the Palazzo Loredan-Cini, the Palazzo Loredan / Farsetti and the Cà Loredan on the Grand Canal , the Francesco the Austrian Ambassador against payment in advance of the total rent for 29 years and the obligation to restore and maintain the palace. The new Doge leads a luxurious life with his brother and sister-in-law in the Doge's Palace , but also leads the republic to economic prosperity.

North American colonies

Michel-Ange Duquesne de Menneville

Central Asia

South East Asia

Flag of the Konbaung Dynasty


science and technology


Fine arts and architecture

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, founder of the Academy


Giovanni Migliavacca




Baroque church in Jetřichovice
  • The baroque church in the Bohemian Dittersbach is built.
The church of Brande-Hörnerkirchen

Historical maps and views

Johann Valentin Reinhardt -
Cologne city map from 1752


First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

Fourth Quarter

Adolph Freiherr Knigge

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1752


First half of the year

Anne Henriette of France playing the viola

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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