1722 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 24 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Jan 24 Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)
  • Mar 8 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
  • Mar 17 Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente
  • Apr 5 Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
  • Apr 6 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards
  • Apr 22 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
  • Apr 30 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
  • May 3 Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris
  • Jun 30 Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions
  • Jul 25 The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border.
  • Sep 12 Russian troops occupy Baku & Derbent in Persia
  • Oct 19 Frenchman C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher
  • Nov 2 Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
  • Nov 7 Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers" premieres in London

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
  • Jan 26 Alexander Carlyle, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770)
  • Feb 19 Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)
  • Apr 11 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols)
  • May 11 Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)
  • May 29 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (d. 1773)
  • Jul 16 Joseph Wilton, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey), born in London (d. 1803)
  • Jul 22 Jean-Noel/Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian
  • Aug 9 Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (d. 1758)
  • Aug 11 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
  • Sep 5 Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)
  • Sep 16 Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)
  • Sep 22 John Home, Scottish writer (d. 1808)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 Samuel Adams, US revolutionary and politician (Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94), born in Boston, Massachusetts

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams
  • Oct 2 Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (d. 1776)
  • Nov 5 William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English duelist (d. 1798)
  • Nov 19 Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (d. 1809)
  • Nov 19 Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (d. 1810)
  • Nov 22 Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet (d. 1794)
  • Nov 30 Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (d. 1761)
  • Dec 1 Anna Louisa Karsch "Die Karschin", German poet, born in Hammer, Silesia (d. 1791)
  • Dec 23 Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Turinge, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten
  • Dec 30 Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1770)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet, dies at 60
  • Jan 21 Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)
  • Feb 10 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (b. 1682)
  • Mar 11 John Toland, Irish philosopher (b. 1670)
  • Mar 31 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist/exegete, dies at 62
  • Apr 13 Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies
  • Apr 14 Pieter Erberveld, German-Thai merchant on Java, Indonesia. He was accused of plotting a rebellion with the Javanese, tortured and executed at around 62
  • Apr 21 Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)
  • May 20 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669)
  • Jun 16 John Churchill up Marlborough, English general strategist, dies at 72
  • Sep 3 Ivan Skoropadsky, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1646)
  • Sep 18 André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • Oct 8 Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral, dies at 80
  • Nov 12 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch painter/engraver/architect, dies at 63
  • Dec 8 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70
  • Dec 20 Kangxi Emperor of China (b. 1654)
  • Dec 23 Pierre Varignon, French mathematician (b. 1654)