© National Portrait Gallery, London
Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales
by J. Johnson, after F. Huysman Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, before 1736
13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (354 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 14 3/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (366 mm x 299 mm) paper size
- F. Huysman (active 1736). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- J. Johnson (active 1736), Engraver. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Frederick, Prince of Wales marries Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.Porteous Riots in Edinburgh after the execution of smuggler Andrew Wilson. Captain John Porteous orders his men to fire into the mob, causing six deaths. He is found guilty of murder, dragged from his cell, beaten and hung to death by a mob.Repeal of laws against witchcraft.Gin Act attempts to curtail consumption of gin.
Art and science
Posthumous publication of Isaac Newton's Method of Fluxions
, describing his method of differential calculus. One of the earliest recorded uses of a Bathing Machine at Scarborough.
Methodist preachers John and Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia.Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates the throne.Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler produces the first published proof of Fermat's little theorem concerning prime numbers.Charles Marie de La Condamine and François Fresneau Gataudière make the first scientific observations of rubber in Ecuador.