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Andreas Hadik from Futak
Andreas Hadik von Futak
succeeds in the
Berlin hussar coup .
Robert François Damiens
Robert François Damiens
carried out an attack
on Louis XV.
Military operations in the Seven Years War in Europe 1757
In the Seven Years' War
the leaning order of battle was used for the last time .
1757 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1205/06 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1749/50 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1162/1163 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2300/01 (southern Buddhism); 2299/2300 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the Fire Ox丁丑 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Rat 丙子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1119/20 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4090/91 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1135/36 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1170/71 (New Year 14/15 September)
Jewish calendar 5517/18 (September 14/15)
Coptic calendar 1473/74 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 932/933
Seleucid era Babylon: 2067/68 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2068/69 (New Year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1813/14 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Damiens before his judges in Châtelet on March 2nd
  • January 5th : In Paris, Robert François Damiens tries King Louis XV. to stab him, inflicting only slight wounds on him. The assassin does not try to escape and is immediately overwhelmed. He is imprisoned in the conciergerie . Here he is severely tortured over the next few weeks in order to find possible co-conspirators.
  • March 28 : Damiens is executed for regicide by quartering after torture. It is the first execution of the executioner Charles Henri Sanson , who assists his uncle. After Damien's death, according to the law for king assassins, his house is torn down, the square is leveled and a building ban is imposed there. His immediate relatives have to change their names and are expelled from the kingdom on pain of death.

Seven Years War in Europe

The shooting of Admiral Byng
Battle of Prague
Battle of Kolin
Battle of Rossbach
Battle of Leuthen

The war on colonial theaters

Battle of Plassey 1757
Montcalm tries to stop the massacre

Other events in America

Franklin during his stay in London, portrait by Benjamin Wilson , around 1760
  • In Georgia , a law into force, are obliged by the White formation of slave patrols first occurs. The task of these patrols is to check whether slaves they find on the street at night are lawfully staying there. The background to these regulations, which remain in force until 1865, is the fear of possible slave revolts.

Ottoman Empire

  • October 30 : After the death of Osman III. his cousin Mustafa III follows him . as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire . When he took office, he was girded with the sword of Caliph Omar, thus demonstrating his special interest in the legal system and justice.

Other events in Asia




Historical maps and views

Olomouc 1757


January to March

April to June

July to September

Johann Matthäus Bechstein
La Fayette

October to December

Charles X of France
Nathaniel Macon

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1757


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1757

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