Historical Events in 1717

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  • Jan 4th Netherlands, Great Britain & France sign Triple Alliance
  • Jan 5th Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
  • Jan 14th German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
  • Feb 1st Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
  • Mar 2nd The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.
  • Mar 31st A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provoked the Bangorian Controversy.
  • Jun 24th 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

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Jul 17th Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London

  • Jul 28th Prussian king Frederik Willhelm I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
  • Aug 16th Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
  • Aug 17th France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement
  • Aug 22nd Spanish troops lands on Sardinia

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Nov 28th Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

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  • Dec 5th Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard's appearance, with specific reference to his "very black beard", providing the source for his name
  • Dec 25th Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed