Born in 1733:
Died in 1733:
Events of 1733:
English prison reformer James Oglethorpe founds the colony of Georgia
with its initial settlement of Savannah as a place where
debtors can go to work their debts off instead of debtors prison.
The Spanish treasure fleet sinks off the Florida Keys.
The Polish king is supposed to be elected by the nobility. There are two
candidates to succeed Frederick Augustus as king of Poland:
Stanislaus is favored by the French (of course) and most of the Polish
nobility. Frederick Augustus, however, is favored by Saxony (of course),
Austria and Russia. The latter countries manage to get some of the
dissenting nobles to "ask" them for help. Louis needs to protect
his father-in-law, and thus is born the War of the Polish Succession
(fought mostly in Italy and Lorraine).
Stanislaus Leszczynski, father-in-law of king Louis XV of France, and
whom king Charles XII of Sweden had put on the Polish throne as a puppet
Frederick Augustus, elector of Saxony, son of the previous king.
Parilament passes the Molasses Act, imposing a duty on molasses
imported from anywhere other than the British West Indies.
James Kay invents the flying shuttle, a step towards the automation
Benjamin Franklin publishes the first Poor Richard's Almanack.
1732 - 1733 - 1734
How They Were Made - 18th Century