What Happened in 1714

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Historical Events

  • Jan 7th Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
  • Jan 19th Richard Steele publishes "Crisis" defending Hanoverian success
  • Feb 2nd Nicholas Rowe's play "The Tragedy of Jane Shore" premieres in London
  • Feb 17th Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree
  • Mar 6th Peace of Rastatt - French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg
  • Jun 12th Prussia & Russia sign secret treaty
  • Jun 26th Spain & Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement
  • Jul 14th Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet
  • Jul 27th Battle at Hango (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet
  • Jul 27th British Queen Anne dismisses premier Robert Haley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1st Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

King George I
George I
  • Aug 7th The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden
  • Sep 7th Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
  • Sep 11th French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona
  • Oct 7th People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar Neth
  • Oct 20th Georg Ludwig von Hannover crowned as Britain's King George I
  • Nov 11th A highway in Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
  • Nov 22nd King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1st Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)
  • Jan 6th Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
  • Jan 26th Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
  • Jan 28th Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
  • Feb 2nd Gottfried August Homilius, composer
  • Feb 22nd Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
  • Feb 25th Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
  • Feb 25th René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
  • Feb 26th James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)
  • Mar 8th Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of JS Bach
  • Mar 24th Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
  • Mar 27th Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (d. 1795)
  • Apr 14th Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (d. 1788)
  • Jun 6th King Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
  • Jun 17th Cesar F Cassini, de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor)
  • Jul 2nd Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, Austria composer (Il re pastore)
  • Jul 16th Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer (d. 1800)
  • Aug 1st Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
  • Aug 14th Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
  • Aug 28th Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
  • Sep 10th Niccolo Jommelli, Italy, composer
  • Sep 17th Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)
  • Sep 19th Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1786)
  • Sep 25th Jean-Benoit Leclair, composer
  • Sep 29th Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1761-75)
  • Oct 13th Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (d. 1778)
  • Oct 16th Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)
  • Nov 13th William Shenstone, English poet (d. 1763)
  • Nov 25th Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 16th George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader and preacher, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1770)

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
Anglican Preacher
George Whitefield
  • Dec 19th John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)
  • Dec 21st John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (d. 1774)
  • Dec 23rd Johann Siebenkas, composer
  • Dec 24th Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2nd John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (b. 1643)
  • Feb 4th Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
  • Feb 14th Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)
  • Feb 24th Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637)
  • Mar 27th Anton Ulrich, German duke of Brunswick/poet, dies at 80
  • Apr 4th Karel, duke of Berry/French heir to the throne, dies
  • Apr 17th Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer, dies at 56
  • May 15th Roger Elliott, British general and Governor of Gibraltar
  • Jun 22nd Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
  • Jun 28th Cornelis Chastelein, colonial director, dies at 56
  • Jun 28th Daniel van Papenbroeck, Flemish jesuit/historian, dies at 86
  • Aug 1st Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
  • Aug 15th Constantin Brâncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1654)
  • Aug 26th Edward Fowler, English Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1632)
  • Oct 5th Kaibara Ekiken, Japanese philosopher (b. 1630)
  • Oct 10th Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (b. 1646)
  • Nov 5th Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (b. 1633)