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Events in History

  • Jan 1 Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

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Jan 27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
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Peter the Great
  • Feb 20 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Feb 28 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
  • Apr 10 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
  • Aug 7 Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
  • Oct 13 English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
  • Oct 16 British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • Dec 8 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • Dec 11 Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
  • Feb 15 Louis XV the Well-Beloved, Versailles, King of France (1715-74)
  • Feb 21 Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)
  • Apr 15 William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
  • Apr 17 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767)
  • Apr 25 James Ferguson, astronomer
  • Apr 26 Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (d. 1796)
  • Apr 30 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (d. 1795)
  • May 14 Adolf Frederik, king of Sweden (1751-70)
  • May 16 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (d. 1782)
  • May 23 Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
  • Jun 10 James Short, Scottish mathematician (d. 1768)
  • Jul 21 Paul Möhring, German physician (d. 1792)
  • Aug 20 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson)
  • Sep 3 Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (d. 1784)
  • Sep 30 John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)
  • Oct 12 Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman (d. 1785)
  • Oct 16 Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)
  • Oct 24 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773)
  • Nov 8 Sarah Fielding, English writer (d. 1768)
  • Nov 9 Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies, baptized
  • Nov 10 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (d. 1792)
  • Nov 13 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (d. 1792)
  • Nov 27 Robert Lowth, British bishop (d. 1787)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 16 Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
  • Jan 21 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (b. 1638)
  • Feb 16 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)
  • Mar 4 Louis III, Prince of Condé (b. 1668)
  • Jun 1 David Mitchell, British admiral (b. 1642)
  • Jun 6 Francoise de la Baume Le Blanc, mistress of King Louis XIV, dies at 65
  • Jun 25 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 74
  • Jul 18 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian painter, dies at 36
  • Sep 19 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (b. 1644)
  • Dec 18 Peter Codde, apostile vicar (1688-1704), dies at 62