1725 in History

  • F 1
  • S 2
  • S 3
  • M 4
  • T 5
  • W 6
  • T 7
  • F 8
  • S 9
  • S 10
  • M 11
  • T 12
  • W 13
  • T 14
  • F 15
  • S 16
  • S 17
  • M 18
  • T 19
  • W 20
  • T 21
  • F 22
  • S 23
  • S 24
  • M 25
  • T 26
  • W 27
  • T 28
  • F 29
  • S 30

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 4 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Feb 20 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100 a scalp bounty
  • Apr 30 Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
  • May 1 Spain & Austria sign trade treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Key Figure of Medieval Rus Alexander Nevsky
Key Figure of Medieval Rus
Alexander Nevsky
  • Sep 3 Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
  • Oct 4 Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
  • Nov 5 Spain & Austria sign secret treaty

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • Feb 5 James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)
  • Feb 25 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • Mar 11 Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807)
  • Mar 17 Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
  • Mar 20 Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)
  • Mar 24 Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
  • Mar 24 Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
  • Mar 28 Andrew Kippis, English clergyman and biographer (d. 1795)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 2 Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer, adventurer and famous lover, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1798)

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • Apr 23 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (d. 1755)
  • Apr 25 Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral (d. 1786)
  • May 12 Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (d. 1785)
  • May 14 Ludovico Manin, last Doge of Venice (d. 1802)
  • May 25 Samuel Ward, American politician (d. 1776)
  • Jul 1 Comte de Rochambeau, French soldier (d. 1807)
  • Jul 24 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (d. 1807)
  • Aug 21 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter
  • Aug 29 Charles Townshend, English politician (d. 1767)
  • Sep 5 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (d. 1799)
  • Sep 12 Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792)
  • Sep 16 Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (d. 1815)
  • Sep 24 Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)
  • Sep 25 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed & built 1st automobile
  • Sep 25 Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)
  • Oct 12 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (d. 1810)
  • Oct 17 John Wilkes, English journalist/MP (N Briton)
  • Oct 21 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (d. 1801)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 11 George Mason, American statesman (Bill of Rights), born in Fairfax County, Colony of Virginia (d. 1792)

American Statesman George Mason
American Statesman
George Mason
  • Dec 18 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)

Weddings in History

  • Sep 5 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Jap playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 8 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725) dies of uremia at 52

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Apr 8 John Wise, English clergyman (b. 1652)
  • May 8 John Lovewell, US indian fighter, dies in battle
  • May 21 Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63
  • May 24 Jonathan Wild, English criminal (b. 1682)
  • Jun 29 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)
  • Aug 15 Gerard Noodt, lawyer, dies at 77
  • Oct 10 Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)
  • Oct 11 Hans Herr, Swiss-born Mennonite bishop (b. 1639)
  • Oct 27 Jacob Hop, politician/diplomat, dies at 71