Today in French History (Part 6)

France: Bordeaux - French Polynesia - Lyon - Marseille - Nantes - New Caledonia - Paris - Strasbourg - Toulon - Toulouse

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 2,038

1721-03-27 - France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
1722-10-19 - Frenchman C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher
1725-09-03 - Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
1726-06-11 - Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier
1727-05-31 - France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
1727-11-12 - France & Bavaria renew secret treaty
1729-11-09 - Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
1729-11-28 - Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
1733-09-26 - France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
1733-10-10 - France declares war on emperor Charles VI
1733-11-07 - France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)
1734-06-17 - French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
1734-06-21 - In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.
1735-10-03 - France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
1736-05-26 - Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1737-02-20 - French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns
1738-07-20 - North America: French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.
1738-08-02 - France offers emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey
1738-11-18 - France & Austria sign peace
1739-04-05 - French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty
1741-05-08 - France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
1741-08-15 - French troops attack the Rhine
1741-11-26 - French & Beiers army occupies Prague
1742-11-18 - Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
1744-02-08 - French/Spanish fleet leaves Toulon
1744-02-09 - Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
1744-02-22 - Battle at Toulon: English-French & Spanish fleet
1744-03-15 - French King Louis XV declares war on Britain
1744-05-17 - French army takes Austrian Netherlands
1744-05-31 - French troops conquer Kortrijk
1744-06-06 - France & Prussia sign peace treaty
1744-09-30 - France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
1745-06-17 - American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton Island from French
1745-10-14 - French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland
1745-11-28 - -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
1746-02-22 - French troops conquer Brussels
1746-06-01 - French troops conquer Antwerp
1746-06-16 - Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army
1746-09-20 - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland
1746-09-21 - French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais & Dupleix Madras
1746-10-01 - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
1746-10-11 - Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies
1747-04-17 - French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands
1747-05-14 - A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
1747-07-01 - Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army
1747-09-16 - French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
1747-10-25 - British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
1748-01-26 - Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
1748-05-07 - French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession
1748-12-26 - France & Austria signs treaty about Southern Netherlands
1751-07-29 - 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England
1751-12-23 - France sets plan to tax clergymen
1752-06-09 - French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
1753-05-06 - French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle
1753-05-09 - King Louis XV disbands French parliament
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1754-05-28 - Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville
1754-07-03 - George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)
1754-07-04 - George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France
1755-07-09 - Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
1755-07-09 - British General E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
1755-07-15 - French ambassador recalled from London
1755-09-08 - Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
1756-05-01 - France & Austria sign alliance
1756-05-17 - Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
1756-05-18 - England declares war on France
1756-06-27 - French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca
1756-08-14 - French capture Fort Oswego, NY
1756-08-29 - England & France meet in war
1756-09-08 - French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
1757-01-05 - Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
1757-05-01 - Austria & France divide Prussia
1757-07-26 - Battle at Hastenbeck: French army beats Duke of Cumberland
1757-08-09 - English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
1757-11-05 - Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War)
1758-05-21 - Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
1758-06-23 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
1758-07-08 - British & Colonial assault on French forces at Ticonderoga, NY
1758-07-25 - Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
1758-09-11 - Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Year's War.
1758-11-25 - Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
1759-04-08 - British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
1759-04-13 - French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen
1759-05-01 - British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France
1759-07-25 - British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
1759-07-26 - French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY
1759-08-01 - Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
1759-08-18 - -19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France
1759-09-13 - British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
1759-09-18 - Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
1759-11-20 - -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French
1760-01-22 - Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
1760-09-08 - French army surrenders Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
1760-11-29 - French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Maj R Rogers
1761-01-16 - The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
French Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireFrench Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire 1762-03-10 - French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform
1762-04-05 - British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
1763-02-10 - Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
1764-02-15 - St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue
1764-11-09 - Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
1764-11-26 - France bans Jesuit enorde

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,619

1734-01-17 - Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza)
1736-01-25 - Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Turin, Italy, mathematician and astronomer
1736-08-26 - Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)
1736-09-15 - Jean-Sylvain, French historian (History of France)
1736-11-26 - Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Mercure de France)
1737-07-15 - Princess Louise-Marie of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1787)
1738-05-28 - Joseph Ignace Guillotin, France, physician/inventor (guillotine)
1738-06-22 - Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
1738-08-01 - Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)
1739-01-25 - Charles François Dumouriez, French general (d. 1823)
1739-02-15 - Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
1739-03-19 - Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)
1740-02-07 - Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP
1740-04-02 - Armand-Gaston Camus, French CEO (Council of 500)
1740-07-27 - Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803)
1740-08-26 - Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)
1741-03-20 - Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)
1741-08-23 - Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer (d. 1788)
1741-10-18 - Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
1741-12-08 - Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
1742-08-14 - Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)
1743-05-24 - Jean-Paul Marat, France, revolutionist
1743-09-17 - Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician
Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de CondorcetEnlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet (1743-09-17) 1743-09-17 - Marquis de Condorcet, Aisn France, enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), (d. 1794)
1744-02-06 - Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
1744-08-01 - Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, Paris, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution)
1745-01-06 - Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Annonay, Ardèche, French inventors and 1st pioneer balloonist (Montgolfière-style hot air balloon)
1746-03-08 - André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
1746-04-23 - Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)
1746-05-10 - Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)
1746-11-15 - Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)
French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste LamarckFrench Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-08-01) 1747-01-10 - Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker
1747-10-08 - Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (d. 1807)
1748-04-12 - Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (d. 1836)
1748-06-30 - Jacques D "comte" Cassini, French astronomer
1748-08-30 - Jacques-Louis David, France, Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat)
1748-12-09 - Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)
1749-03-09 - Honore Mirabeau, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
1749-06-19 - Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)
1749-09-08 - Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
1749-09-08 - Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792)
Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreMathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749-09-19) 1749-09-19 - Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)
1750-03-05 - Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
1750-04-17 - François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (d. 1828)
1750-06-21 - Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French artist (d. 1818)
1750-06-23 - Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)
1750-07-28 - Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
1752-04-05 - Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
1753-02-06 - Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet
1753-02-12 - François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
1753-02-20 - Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)
1753-03-09 - Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (d. 1800)
1753-04-01 - Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)
1753-05-13 - Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (d. 1823)
1753-05-31 - Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader
1753-09-02 - Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
1754-02-13 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French politician (d. 1838)
1754-02-17 - Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
1754-07-20 - Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)
Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'EnfantWashington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-08-02) 1754-08-02 - Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Anet France, architect laid out Wash DC, (d. 1825)
1754-08-18 - François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (d. 1833)
1754-08-23 - Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined
1755-03-12 - Georges Couthon, French politician
1755-04-01 - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
1755-04-16 - Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
1755-04-27 - Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836)
1755-06-15 - Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (d. 1809)
1755-06-30 - Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (d. 1829)
1755-07-22 - Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)
Queen of France Marie AntoinetteQueen of France Marie Antoinette (1755-11-02) 1755-11-02 - Marie Antoinette, Vienna, Queen of France(1774-1792), "let them eat cake", (d. 1793)
1755-11-17 - Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)
1756-04-13 - Louis H J Condé, French prince
1756-06-17 - Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public
1757-06-05 - Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (d. 1808)
1757-09-03 - Charles X, Versailles France, Duke of Prussia
1757-09-06 - Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot, French revolutionary
1757-10-09 - Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed
King of France Louis XVIIIKing of France Louis XVIII (1755-11-17) 1757-10-21 - Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (d. 1816)
1758-02-04 - Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
1758-03-09 - Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology)
1758-05-06 - Maximilien Robespierre, Arras Fr, French revolutionary/avocat (1781)
1758-08-14 - Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer
1759-01-05 - Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
1759-05-06 - Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician
1759-10-04 - Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (d. 1803)
1759-10-26 - Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice
1760-03-01 - François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (d. 1794)
1760-03-02 - Camille Desmoulins, France, journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
1760-03-27 - MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers
1760-07-08 - Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826)
1760-11-23 - Gracchus Babeuf, French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)
1761-02-16 - Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
1761-03-06 - Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General and diplomat (d. 1828)
1761-10-21 - Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer/brigadier general
Wax Museum Creator Madame TussaudWax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud (1761-12-07) 1761-12-07 - Madame [Marie Grosholtz] Tussaud, Strasbourg, France, created wax museum, (d. 1850)
1761-12-22 - Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress
1761-12-24 - Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
1762-04-29 - Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (d. 1833)
1762-09-16 - Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator
1762-10-30 - André Chénier, French writer (d. 1794)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 2,127

1709-02-09 - François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664)
1709-09-04 - Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
1709-12-08 - Thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74
1710-02-16 - Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)
1711-03-13 - Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (b. 1636)
1711-08-22 - Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (b. 1644)
1712-02-18 - Duke of Bourgondie, French King Louis XIV's grandson and heir, dies. B. 1682
1712-04-11 - Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (b. 1638)
1712-06-11 - Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)
1712-09-11 - Giovanni D Cassini, French astronomer, dies
1712-09-14 - Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies
1713-01-05 - Jean Chardin, French explorer (b. 1643)
1713-01-11 - Pierre Jurieu, French Protestant leader (b. 1637)
1714-02-04 - Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
1714-04-04 - Karel, duke of Berry/French heir to the throne, dies
1714-10-10 - Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (b. 1646)
1715-01-07 - François Fénelon, French-Catholic theologian and writer (b. 1651)
1715-02-17 - Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
1715-06-25 - Jean du Casse, French admiral (b. 1646)
1715-07-05 - Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV (1715-09-01) 1715-09-01 - Louis XIV, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76
1715-09-01 - François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
1715-10-13 - Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)
1716-04-28 - Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (b. 1673)
1716-07-09 - Joseph Sauveur, French sound engineer, dies at 63
1716-09-26 - Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
1716-12-13 - Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)
1717-03-03 - Pierre Allix, French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75
1717-04-03 - Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician (b. 1640)
1717-04-05 - Jean Jouvenet, French painter (b. 1647)
1717-06-09 - Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Mothe-Guyon, French mystic, dies at 69
1718-02-18 - Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
1718-07-28 - Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)
1718-08-04 - René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (b. 1656)
1719-04-07 - Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theory/saint, dies at 67
1719-04-15 - Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (b. 1635)
1719-04-21 - Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640)
1719-05-21 - Pierre Poiret, French mystic (b. 1646)
1719-11-08 - Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)
1719-12-02 - Pasquier Quesnel, French theologist (La Foi), dies at 85
1720-04-21 - Antoine Hamilton, French writer (b. 1646)
1720-06-27 - Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet (b. 1639)
1720-08-17 - Anne Lefèvre, French scholar (b. 1654)
1720-09-03 - Henri de Massue, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1648)
1720-10-10 - Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)
1721-04-14 - Michel Chamillart, French statesman (b. 1652)
1721-07-18 - Jean Antoine Watteau, French painter, dies
1721-08-13 - Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (b. 1665)
1722-01-07 - Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet, dies at 60
1722-05-20 - Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669)
1722-09-18 - André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
1722-12-08 - Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70
1722-12-23 - Pierre Varignon, French mathematician (b. 1654)
1723-05-11 - Jean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (b. 1656)
1723-07-14 - Claude Fleury, French historian (b. 1640)
1723-08-10 - Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1656)
1723-11-19 - Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
1723-12-02 - Philip, French duke of Orleans/regent (1715-23)/PM (1723), dies
1723-12-22 - Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70
1724-10-02 - François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (b. 1644)
1725-10-10 - Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)
1725-12-07 - Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (b. 1661)
1726-01-25 - Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
1727-05-02 - Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70
1727-08-04 - Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647)
1727-09-25 - Jacques Abbadie, French theologist, dies at about 73
1727-11-10 - Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)
1728-10-08 - Anne Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 47
1729-01-04 - Joseph de Montesquiou earl d'Artagnan, French lt-general, dies at 77
1729-05-04 - Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (b. 1651)
1729-09-03 - Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
1729-12-01 - Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (b. 1665)
1730-03-20 - Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (b. 1692)
1730-06-06 - Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (b. 1646)
1730-07-18 - François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (b. 1644)
1730-10-15 - Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (b. 1658)
1730-11-21 - François de Troy, French portrait artist
1731-01-06 - Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (b. 1672)
1731-12-26 - Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (b. 1672)
1732-02-13 - Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1640)
1732-04-18 - Louis Feuillée, French explorer (b. 1660)
1733-03-04 - Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (b. 1656)
1733-09-11 - Francois Couperin, French composer (Le Grand), dies at 64
1733-09-12 - Francois Couperin "Le Grand", French composer, dies at 64
1734-06-17 - Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle
1734-06-17 - Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France (b. 1653)
1734-12-14 - Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
1736-04-24 - Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (b. 1663)
1737-12-29 - Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659)
1738-06-05 - Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
1738-08-09 - Pierre Drevet, French engraver, dies
1740-01-27 - Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692)
1741-03-17 - Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)
1741-11-20 - Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat/clergyman, dies
1741-12-14 - Charles Rollin, French historian (b. 1661)
1742-03-23 - Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French writer (b. 1670)
1742-05-14 - Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64
1742-09-28 - Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
1743-01-29 - Andre Hercule Fleury, French cardinal (1726-43), dies
1743-04-29 - Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)


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