What Happened in August 1714

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Historical Events


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Aug 1 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

King George I
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George I
  • Aug 7 The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
  • Aug 14 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
  • Aug 28 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, born in Bevern, Germany (d. 1774)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
  • Aug 15 Constantin Brâncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1654)
  • Aug 26 Edward Fowler, English Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1632)