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Maximilian III  Joseph
Maximilian III Joseph issues the Codex Maximilianeus Bavaricus Civilis .
Elector Johann Philipp
Johann IX. Philipp von Walderdorff becomes Archbishop and
Elector of Trier .
Europe 1748–1766
The Seven Years War in Europe begins.
1756 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1204/05 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1748/49 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1161/62 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2299/2300 (southern Buddhism); 2298/99 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the Fire Rat丙子 ( at the beginning of the year Wood Pig 乙亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1118/19 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4089/90 (2-3 October)
Iranian calendar 1134/35 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1169/70 (turn of the year 25/26 September)
Jewish calendar 5516/17 (September 24/25)
Coptic Calendar 1472/73 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 931/932
Seleucid era Babylon: 2066/67 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2067/68 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1812/13 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Seven Years War in Europe

The war in the colonies in Asia and America

Other events in the Holy Roman Empire

Elector Maximilian III. Joseph issues the civil code Codex Maximilianeus Bavaricus Civilis ( CMBC ) for Bavaria . The work, comprising four parts and over 800 paragraphs, has been entirely developed by Wiguläus von Kreittmayr and has been the legal basis for civil law in the Duchy of Bavaria for many decades .

Other events in India

South East Asia

The golden letter
Festivity in which Paravicini is surrounded by local rulers

In the Treaty of Paravicini , 48 rulers from West Timor and the nearby islands of Solor , Roti , Sawu , Sumba agree an alliance with the Dutch East India Company , which at that time is in a struggle with Portugal for supremacy in the region. The driving force behind the contract and namesake is the Dutch diplomat Johannes Andreas Paravicini . The political division of the island of Timor , which still exists today, is cemented.


State control

King Friedrich II. On one of his inspection trips, inspects the potato cultivation

Business start-ups and liquidations

Moskowskije Vedomosti , first edition

science and technology


Architecture and fine arts


Music and theater

Portrait of Mozart in the 1st edition



  • March 1: Pope Benedict XIV publishes the encyclical Ex quo . In it he called on the Greek Catholic Christians to promote and spread the use of the new Euchologion of 1754. In this encyclical , Benedict XIV goes into great detail about the extensive editorial activity that took place over several years and describes the extensive changes compared to the Byzantine rite .
  • October 16: With the encyclical Ex omnibus christiani , Pope Benedict XIV answers a letter from the French bishops' conference from the previous year. He praises her loyalty to the Holy See and assures her of his personal protection and the support of the whole Church.



First quarter

Mozart's baptism entry on January 28, 1756
  • January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , composer from Salzburg († 1791)
  • January 29: Henry Lee , American cavalry officer, major general and politician († 1818)

Second quarter

Third quarter

Fourth Quarter

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

May to August

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

See also

  • 1756 Dresden , a large panorama picture in a Dresden gasometer showing the city of Dresden in 1756

Web links

Commons : 1756  - Collection of Images, Videos, and Audio Files

Individual evidence

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