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Events in History

  • Jan 30 England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
  • Feb 1 The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
  • Feb 10 Netherlands & Britain sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
  • Feb 18 French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao
  • Feb 27 French troops bomb Willemstad Curacao
  • Mar 27 Spain loses Menorca and Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht
  • Apr 11 Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain - English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese & French peace treaty
  • Apr 12 Dutch State-Gen signs peace with France: Neth loses Orange Princedom
  • Apr 19 Emperor Karel VI ends Pragmatic Sanctions
  • Jun 23 The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Jul 27 Russia & Turkey sign peace treaty
  • Sep 8 Pope Clemens XI publishes decree "Unigenitus" against Jansenism

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 15 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, astronomer who mapped the So Hemisphere
  • Mar 21 Francis Lewis, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Mar 29 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
  • Apr 2 Onno Zwier van Haren, Frisian poet (Fatherland)
  • Apr 10 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (d. 1788)
  • Apr 12 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (d. 1796)
  • Apr 21 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France
  • May 3 Alexis Clairault, French mathematician (d. 1765)
  • May 6 Charles Batteux, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • May 25 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, English premier (1760-63)
  • May 30 Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1757)
  • Jun 11 Edward Capell, English critic (d. 1781)
  • Jun 16 Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)
  • Jul 22 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • Aug 1 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
  • Aug 28 Louis A A Count d'Affry, French general/ambassador to Netherland
  • Sep 14 Johann Kies, German mathematician (d. 1781)
  • Sep 18 Jean Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 5 Denis Diderot, French enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), born in Langres, Champagne (d. 1784)

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • Oct 7 Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)
  • Oct 8 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist (d. 1793)
  • Oct 13 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter (d. 1784)
  • Oct 23 Peter Burmannus Secundus, [Pieter Burman], Dutch classicist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest, founded 1st missions in California, born in Petra, Majorca

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
  • Nov 24 Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  • Dec 4 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist (d. 1786)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Jean Chardin, French explorer (b. 1643)
  • Jan 11 Pierre Jurieu, French Protestant leader (b. 1637)
  • Jan 20 Pavao Vitezovic, Croatian historian, dies
  • Feb 11 Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor of India (b. 1664)
  • Feb 15 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, writer, dies
  • Feb 25 Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55
  • Mar 17 Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw [b. 1688)
  • Apr 17 David Hollatz, Pomeranian dogmatician (b. 1648)
  • May 20 Thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635)
  • Jun 1 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim), dies at 34
  • Jul 7 Henry Compton, Bishop of Oxford and privy councillor (b. 1632)
  • Sep 9 Giovanni A di Bartlommeo Viscardi, Swiss architect, dies
  • Sep 11 John Foot, lawyer, dies at 65
  • Oct 20 Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (b. 1652)
  • Nov 17 Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
  • Nov 20 Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), dies at 74
  • Dec 14 Thomas Rymer, English historian (b. 1641)