What Happened in August 1717

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Historical Events


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Aug 1 Nicholas Rowe is appointed British Poet Laureate by George I

King George I
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George I
  • Aug 16 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
  • Aug 17 France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement
  • Aug 22 Spanish troops lands on Sardinia

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 13 Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer
  • Aug 13 Louis Fran├žois I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)
  • Aug 15 Blind Jack, English roadbuilder (d. 1810)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 10 Nicolaas Witsen, etcher/mayor (Amsterdam), dies