1712 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 29 February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.
  • Apr 7 Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed
  • May 17 Maximilian Emanuel of Bavaria honored as "sovereign of Netherlands"
  • May 22 Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary
  • Jul 17 Great Britain, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • Jul 20 The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain.
  • Jul 24 Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor

Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy
Folk Hero and Outlaw
Rob Roy
  • Oct 4 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
  • Oct 8 French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast
  • Nov 2 Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 24 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-86), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1786)

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • Jan 24 Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
  • Jan 28 Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
  • Feb 28 Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
  • Mar 8 John Fothergill, English physician (d. 1780)
  • Mar 22 Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)
  • Mar 27 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (d. 1779)
  • May 13 Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (d. 1772)
  • Jun 21 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)
  • Aug 24 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer
  • Sep 1 Simon Fokke, Dutch book illustrator
  • Sep 23 Ferdinand VI, the wise, King of Spain (1746-59)
  • Oct 5 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter
  • Oct 12 William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 14 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act to the colonies in America, born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1770)

British Prime Minister George Grenville
British Prime Minister
George Grenville
  • Oct 18 Jeremias van Riemsdijk, gov-general of Dutch Indies (1775-77)
  • Oct 21 Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)
  • Oct 30 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter
  • Nov 24 Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)
  • Nov 25 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French' (d. 1789)
  • Dec 11 Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)
  • Dec 12 Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen

Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician
  • Feb 18 Duke of Bourgondie, French King Louis XIV's grandson and heir, dies. B. 1682
  • Mar 25 Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • Mar 28 Jan van der Heyden, Dutch inventor (street lantern), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 John Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63
  • Apr 10 Yusuf Nabi, Turkish poet (Hayriye), dies at about 77
  • Apr 11 Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (b. 1638)
  • Apr 30 Philippus van Limborch, remonstrants theologist/vicar, dies at 78
  • Jun 11 Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)
  • Jun 24 Simon van der Stel, Dutch gov of Cape Colony (1679-99), dies at 72
  • Jul 12 Richard Cromwell, English Lord Protector (1658-59), dies at 85
  • Jul 24 Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies
  • Jul 26 Thomas Osborne, English PM (1690-94), dies at 80
  • Jul 30 Abraham Elsevier, publisher, dies
  • Aug 3 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  • Aug 18 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier
  • Aug 29 Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
  • Sep 11 Giovanni D Cassini, French astronomer, dies
  • Sep 14 Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies
  • Nov 15 Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
  • Nov 15 James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658)
  • Dec 15 Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67