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Events in History

  • Mar 1 "The Spectator" begins publishing (London)
  • Mar 8 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
  • Apr 17 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I
  • May 1 Archduke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Criticism" is published anonymously

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Aug 23 Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence
  • Sep 22 French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro
  • Oct 12 Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor
  • Dec 31 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, fired as English army commander

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (d. 1749)
  • Feb 2 Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz, Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
  • Feb 27 Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
  • Apr 22 Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (d. 1779)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 26 David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1776)

Philosopher David Hume
Philosopher
David Hume
  • May 18 Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer
  • Jul 10 Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain (d. 1783)
  • Jul 22 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
  • Aug 5 Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer
  • Aug 19 Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
  • Sep 1 Willem IV KH Friso, Dutch prince of Orange-Nassau
  • Sep 6 Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (d. 1787)
  • Sep 9 Thomas Hutchinson, American politician (d. 1780)
  • Sep 25 Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
  • Sep 26 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (d. 1779)
  • Oct 15 Elisabeth Teresa of Lorraine, queen of Sardinia (d. 1741)
  • Oct 17 Jupiter Hammon, Lloyd Harbor NY, slave and poet, 1st African American to publish poetry
  • Oct 20 Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (d. 1795)
  • Oct 31 Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (d. 1778)
  • Nov 19 Michail V Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet
  • Dec 4 Barbara of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1758)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 8 Philips van Almonde, Zealand lt admiral, dies at 66
  • Jan 16 Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (b. 1651)
  • Feb 10 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Meleager & Atalante), dies at 22
  • Feb 21 Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1707-09), dies at 57
  • Mar 13 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (b. 1636)
  • Mar 15 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
  • Mar 19 Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)
  • Apr 17 Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1705-11), dies of smallpox at 32
  • May 2 Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, English statesman (b. 1641)
  • Jun 7 Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (b. 1641)
  • Jun 8 Katharina Lescaille, [Netherlands Sappho], poetess, dies at 61
  • Jul 14 Johan Willem Friso, Prince of Orange/(Nassau-Dietz), drowns at 23
  • Jul 28 Gerard Lairesse, painter, buried
  • Aug 22 Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (b. 1644)
  • Aug 25 Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician
  • Oct 14 Tewoflos, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1708)
  • Nov 3 John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian (b. 1666)
  • Dec 17 Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies