by Louis Philippe Boitard
line engraving, published 1743
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Thomas Brown (1705-1746), Soldier who distinguished himself at the battle of Dettingen, 1743. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Events of 1743back to top
Current affairsHenry Pelham becomes Prime Minister, following the death of Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington.
Last wolf in the British Isles is reputedly killed in Scotland.
Second Gin Act further attempts to deal with the widespread abuse of gin.
Art and sciencePortrait-painter Michael Dahl dies.
Physician and cartographer Christopher Packe produces the first geological map of south-east England.
Final edition of Alexander Pope's literary satire The Dunciad is published.