1706 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 13 Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia/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, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, 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, zoologist/cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups)
  • Sep 21 Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735)
  • Oct 6 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749- )
  • 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 (b. 1683)
  • 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