1747

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August 14, 2022

Centuries: 17th century - 18th century - 19th century Decades: 1690s - 1700s - 1710s - 1720s - 1730s - 1740s - 1750s - 1760s - 1770s - 1780s years - 1790s Years: 1742 – 1743 – 1744 – 1745 – 1746 – 1747 – 1748 – 1749 – 1750 – 1751 – 1752

Events

Fixed date events

December 12 – The Council of Governors confiscates the Heidelberg Catechism printed in Debrecen, on the grounds that it offends the Catholic religion.

Events of undetermined date

July–September – Siege of Bergen op Zoom. (During the War of the Austrian Succession, a French army corps led by Lieutenant General Ulrich von Löwendal attacks the fortress on the border of Brabant and Zeeland, protected by Dutch, Austrian, British, Hanoverian and Hessian troops.)

Themes of the year

1747 in literature

1747 in science

Births

January 19 – Johann Elert Bode, German astronomer, promulgator of the Titius–Bode rule named after him († 1826) April 13 – Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans, royal prince of France from the Orléans branch of the House of Bourbon, member of the National Convention († 1793) May 5 - II. Lipót, Grand Duke of Tuscany, King of Hungary, Holy Roman Emperor († 1792) September 8 – Sándor Tolnay, the first university professor of veterinary medicine († 1818) November 16 – János Batthyány Nepomuk, chief bishop of Torontál county († 1831) Uncertain date György Bessenyei, Hungarian writer, poet († 1811)

Deaths

August 19 – Ádám Jávorka, II. General Ferenc Rákóczi (* 1683 or 1684) November 17 – Alain René Lesage, French writer, poet (* 1668)

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