1706 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 13 Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia and Saksen
  • Mar 8 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
  • Apr 29 Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne and Bavaria
  • May 23 Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed
  • Sep 24 Treaty of Altranst├Ądt: Charles XII of Sweden & August II of Saksen

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 17 Benjamin Franklin, US Founding Father, inventor, ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1790)

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Jan 28 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
  • Feb 12 Josef Christian, German sculptor
  • Mar 4 Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (d. 1759)
  • Mar 6 George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)
  • May 17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780)
  • May 20 Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)
  • Jun 10 John Dollond, owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens
  • Jul 21 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist and cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1789)
  • Sep 21 Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735)
  • Oct 6 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749-72), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1772)
  • Nov 8 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
  • Dec 17 Gabrielle Ch├┤telet [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (b. 1649)
  • Jan 29 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
  • Feb 27 John Evelyn, diarist, dies
  • Mar 1 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin (b. 1632)
  • Apr 10 Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)
  • Apr 19 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist leader, dies
  • Jul 9 Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, French Canadian sailor and explorer (b. 1661)
  • Aug 23 Colonel Edward Nott, Esq., British Crown Governor of Virginia (b. 1654)
  • Oct 13 Iyasus the Great, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
  • Nov 15 Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (1697-1706), dies at 23
  • Nov 16 Cornelis Evertsen, mutineer/ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64
  • Nov 16 Godfried Schalcken, Dutch painter, etcher and engraver, dies at about 63
  • Dec 3 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)
  • Dec 9 Pedro II, king of Portugal (1683-1706), dies at 58
  • Dec 28 Pierre Bayle, French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59