1728

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1690s  1700s  1710s  – 1720s –  1730s  1740s  1750s
Years: 1725 1726 172717281729 1730 1731

Events[change | edit source]

Births[change | edit source]

  • January 9 – Thomas Warton, English poet (d. 1790)
  • February 21 – Emperor Peter III of Russia, husband of Catherine the Great (d. 1762)
  • April 16 – Joseph Black, Scottish scientist (d. 1799)
  • August 26 – Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, physicist and astronomer (d. 1777)
  • August 28 – John Stark, American general (d. 1822)
  • September 3 – Matthew Boulton, English metal-worker, inventor and partner of James Watt (d. 1809)
  • September 14 – Mercy Otis Warren, American writer (d. 1814)
  • October 7 – Caesar Rodney, American lawyer who signed the Declaration of Independence (d. 1784)
  • October 27 – James Cook, British captain and explorer (d. 1779)
  • November 10 – Oliver Goldsmith, Irish writer (d. 1774)

Deaths[change | edit source]

  • February 12 – Agostino Steffani, Italian diplomat and composer (b. 1654)
  • February 13 – Cotton Mather, Puritan minister (b. 1663)
  • March 4 – Anna Petrovna of Russia, oldest daughter of Peter the Great (b. 1708)
  • April 3 – James Anderson, Scottish historian (b. 1662)
  • August 15 – Marin Marais, French musician (b. 1656)
  • September 23 – Christian Thomasius, German jurist (b. 1655)
  • November 19 – Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen, German Prince (b. 1694)
  • date unknown – Serfoji I, Indian Ruler (b. 1675)