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  • Erfstadhouder Prins Willem IVErfstadhouder Prins Willem IV (Huis van Oranje) was from 1747 till 1751 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley open the Kingswood School in Bristol. The school later moves to Bath.
Weather

The temperature on February 23, 1748 was about -1 °C. Wind direction mainly northeast. Weather type: mist geheel betrokken .

Source: KNMI (weather station Zwanenburg/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from February 23, 1748 at Delpher

Born on February 23
Died on February 23

Names that were popular for boys in 1748
  • Jan
  • Joannes
  • Cornelis
  • Johannes
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Petrus
  • Jacob
  • Gerrit
  • Jean
  • Johann
  • Jacobus
  • Dirk
  • Pierre
Names that were popular for girls in 1748
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Marie
  • Joanna
  • Catharina
  • Johanna
  • Elisabeth
  • Cornelia
  • Neeltje
  • Trijntje
  • Grietje
  • Adriana
  • Aaltje
  • Antje
  • Jannetje