What Happened in February 1714

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Nicholas Rowe's play "The Tragedy of Jane Shore" premieres in London
  • Feb 17 Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Gottfried August Homilius, composer
  • Feb 22 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
  • Feb 25 Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
  • Feb 25 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
  • Feb 26 James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (b. 1643)
  • Feb 4 Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
  • Feb 14 Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)
  • Feb 24 Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637)