What Happened in 1716

Significant Events

  • Jun 6 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
  • Aug 5 Battle of Petrovaradin/Peterwardein: Habsburgs under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks in a decisive victory
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World Leaders in 1716

Famous People in 1716

Famous People Born in 1716

  • Jan 12 Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)
  • Jan 15 Philip Livingston, American businessman and politician (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • Jan 20 Carlos III, king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits
  • Jan 20 King Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)
  • Jan 20 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
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Famous Weddings

  • Apr 8 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 William Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75
  • Feb 19 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)
  • Mar 8 Harald Vallerius, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 10 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 13 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 46
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