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  1. 22/11/2022 · 1740s. 1740 in literature – Institutions de physique – Émilie du Châtelet; Beauty and the Beast – Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve; Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded – Samuel Richardson; 1741 in literature – An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews – Henry Fielding; Niels Klim's Underground Travels – Ludvig Holberg

  2. hace 4 días · 1607–1776. Flag of British America (1707–1775) Flag of Thirteen Colonies (1776-1777) The Thirteen Colonies (shown in red) in 1775, with modern borders overlaid. Status. Part of British America (1607–1776) Capital. None (administered from London, Great Britain) Common languages.

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    • Background
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    • Protestants and alms-giving
    • Potatoes deteriorate
    • Spring drought, 1740

    The Irish Famine of 1740–1741 in the Kingdom of Ireland, is estimated to have killed between 13% and 20% of the 1740 population of 2.4 million people, which was a proportionately greater loss than during the Great Famine of 1845–1852. The famine of 1740–1741 was due to extremely cold and then dry weather in successive years, resulting in food losse...

    In 1740, Ireland had a population of 2.4 million people, most of whom depended on grains and potatoes as their staple foods. Half their expenses for food went for grain, 35% for animal products and the remainder for potatoes. Some survived only on oatmeal, buttermilk and potatoes. Over a year, daily consumption of potatoes was estimated at 2.7 to 3...

    An extraordinary climatic shock struck Ireland and the rest of Europe between December 1739 and September 1741 following a decade of relatively mild winters. Its cause remains unknown. Charting its course sharply illuminates how climate events can result in famine and epidemic disease, and affect economies, energy sources, and politics. In the wint...

    The municipal leaders paid closer attention to the state of urban and rural artisans and tradespeople because of their contributions to the commercial economy on which the landowners depended. These leaders knew from experience that "an unemployed or hungry town often became a sickly town and such sickness might be no respecter of class or wealth."...

    The Great Frost affected the potato, which was one of the two main staples in rural Ireland. Potatoes typically were left in storage in gardens and in special storage in fields. The crops from the autumn of 1739 were frozen, destroyed and inedible. They could not serve as seed for the next growing season. "Richard Purcell, one of the best rural wit...

    In spring 1740, the expected rains did not arrive. Although the Frost dissipated, the temperatures remained low and the northerly winds fierce. The drought killed off animals in the field, particularly sheep in Connacht and black cattle in the south. By the end of April, it destroyed much of the tillage crops sown the previous autumn, and grains we...

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  4. hace 6 días · Classic explanations include yellow fever, bubonic plague, influenza, smallpox, chickenpox, typhus, and syndemic infection of hepatitis B and hepatitis D. Unknown (estimated 30–90% of population) [62] [63] 1629–1631 Italian plague (part of the second plague pandemic ) 1629–1631. Italy. Bubonic plague. 1 million.

  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › BaroqueBaroque - Wikipedia

    hace 4 días · Years active. 17th–18th centuries. The Baroque ( UK: / bəˈrɒk /, US: / bəˈroʊk /; French: [baʁɔk]) is a style of architecture, music, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry, and other arts that flourished in Europe from the early 17th century until the 1750s. [1] In the territories of the Spanish and Portuguese empires including the ...