|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 1732.| Herman Boerhaave
publishes Elementa chemiae
, considered the first text on chemistry.
1732 (MDCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1732nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 732nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 32nd year of the 18th century, and the 3rd year of the 1730s decade. As of the start of 1732, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.
- August – Mikhail Gvozdev in the Sviatoi Gavriil makes the first known crossing of the Bering Strait, from Cape Dezhnev to Cape Prince of Wales in Alaska.
- September 13 – The Treaty of the Three Black Eagles or the Treaty of Berlin, a secret treaty between the Austrian Empire, the Russian Empire and Prussia against Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- September 16 – The magnitude 5.8 Montreal earthquake occurs in Montreal, New France.
- November 29 – The magnitude 6.6 Irpinia earthquake causes 1,940 deaths in the former Kingdom of Naples, southern Italy.
- December 7 – The original Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London (the modern-day Royal Opera House) is opened.
- December – 139 members of the Parlement of Paris, exiled by order of King Louis XV, secure their recall.
беларуская (тарашкевіца): 1732
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 1732