Historical Events in 1716

  • Jan 8 Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested
  • Feb 6 Britain & Netherlands renew alliance
  • Feb 10 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
  • Apr 15 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar
  • Jun 5 England & Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
  • Jun 6 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
  • Jun 25 Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
  • Jul 8 Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold trapped and defeated a similar Swedish force
  • Jul 18 Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels
  • Aug 5 Battle of Petrovaradin/Peterwardein: Habsburgs under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks in a decisive victory
  • Sep 6 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston)
  • Sep 14 1st lighthouse in American colonies lit (Boston Harbor)
  • Oct 9 Britain & France sign treaty
  • Oct 13 Hungarian Emperor Karel VI's troops occupy Temesvar

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Nov 3 Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Tsar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Nov 26 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)