What Happened in 1712

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Historical Events

  • Feb 29 February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.
  • Apr 7 Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed
  • May 17 Maximilian Emanuel of Bavaria honored as "sovereign of Netherlands"
  • May 22 Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary
  • Jul 17 England, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • Jul 20 The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain.
  • Jul 24 Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army
  • Oct 3 The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor
  • Oct 4 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
  • Oct 8 French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast
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World Leaders in 1712

Famous People in 1712

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician
  • Feb 18 Duke of Bourgondie, French King Louis XIV's grandson and heir, dies. B. 1682
  • Mar 25 Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • Mar 28 Jan van der Heyden, Dutch inventor (street lantern), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 John Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63
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