What Happened in 1722

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Historical Events

  • Jan 24 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system
  • Jan 24 Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)
  • Mar 8 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
  • Mar 17 Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente
  • Apr 5 Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
  • Apr 6 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards
  • Apr 22 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
  • Apr 30 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
  • May 3 Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris
  • Jun 30 Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions
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Did You Know?

Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards

On April 6, 1722


World Leaders in 1722

Famous People in 1722

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet, dies at 60
  • Jan 21 Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)
  • Feb 10 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (b. 1682)
  • Mar 11 John Toland, Irish philosopher (b. 1670)
  • Mar 31 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist/exegete, dies at 62
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