Historical Events in 1707

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  • Jan 1 John V succeeds his father Pedro II as king of Portugal
  • Jan 16 The Act of Union is ratified by the Scottish Parliament
  • Apr 25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • Apr 29 English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain (comes into being 1st May)
  • May 1 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • Jun 13 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II
  • Aug 22 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • Aug 22 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Sep 15 Ferenc Rákóczi II, Prince of Transylvania and Tsar Peter the Great sign social security agreement

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Nov 22 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland
  • Dec 16 Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.