Historical Events in 1716

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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Nov 3rd 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 26th 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)