What Happened in 1710

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Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe
  • Jan 27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget
  • Feb 20 Johan Willem Friso becomes Viceroy of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Feb 28 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
  • Apr 10 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
  • Aug 7 Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
  • Oct 13 English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
  • Oct 16 British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • Dec 8 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • Dec 11 Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)

World Leaders in 1710

Famous People in 1710

Famous People Born in 1710

  • Jan 3 Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
  • Jan 4 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)
  • Jan 5 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
  • Jan 7 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer
  • Jan 30 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer (d. 1768)
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Would You Believe?

Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

On January 1, 1710

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 16 Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
  • Jan 21 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (b. 1638)
  • Feb 16 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)
  • Mar 4 Louis III, Prince of Condé (b. 1668)
  • Apr 18 Pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 75
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