Europe in 1740~~The Year The Lindermans Emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Archduchess Maria Josefa (LOC)

Archduchess Maria Josefa (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Empress Maria Theresia of Austria

Empress Maria Theresia of Austria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Family of Ludwig III of Bavaria. King Ludwig I...

Family of Ludwig III of Bavaria. King Ludwig III, his consort Maria Theresia and their son crown prince Rupprecht. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Pr...

English: Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Princess of Lorraine, second daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. of Austria and Princess Elisabeth Christine of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, sister of Empress Maria Theresia of Austria, wife of Prince Charles Alexandre of Lorraine, 18th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Duchess MAria Theresia of Wuerttmbger...

English: Duchess MAria Theresia of Wuerttmbger nee Archduchess of Austria Deutsch: Herzogin Maria Theresia von WÜrttemberg geb. Erzherzogin von Österreich (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI with his wife Em...

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI with his wife Empress Elisabeth Christine and their three daughters, Archduchesses (L-R) Maria Amalia, Maria Theresia and Maria Anna (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Palace of Schönbrunn

Palace of Schönbrunn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deutsch: Maria Theresia mit Maske, Ölgemälde v...

Deutsch: Maria Theresia mit Maske, Ölgemälde von Martin van Meytens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Important Historical Events between 1700 and 1792

This historical survey is meant to help the reader with eventual difficulties in understanding peculiarities in the texts offered in the decade 1782 to 1792. Most of the data were taken from W. Stein: Kulturfahrplan. Die wichtigsten Daten der Kulturgeschichte von Anbeginn bis 1795. F. A. Herbig Verlagsbuchhandlung, München-Berlin-Wien, 1976. The symbols * and  \ mean birth respectively death.

1740 Charles VI, Roman-German Emperor since 1711 and King of Hungaria (* 1685).
Charles VII Albrecht of Bavaria becomes Roman-German Emperor ( 1745).
Maria Theresia becomes Queen of Hungaria and Archduchess of Austria ( 1780).
 Frederick William I (“King of Soldiers”????), King of Prussia since 1713 (* 1688).
Frederick II (“the Great”) becomes King of Prussia ( 1786); sovereign of the “enlightened absolutism“, adherent to French culture; he reforms administration, administration of justice????, social order, and economy; abolishes torture etc.; begins the “First Silesian War” (until 1742) against Maria Theresia.

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