On This Day

What Happened in 1701

Historical Events in 1701

  • Jan 12 Frisia & Groningen (Netherlands) begin use of Gregorian calendar
  • Jan 18 Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte of Hanover crowned king and queen of Prussia
  • Mar 9 France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance
  • Apr 29 Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
  • May 12 Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
  • May 15 The War of the Spanish Succession begins
  • May 23 Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and the murder of William Moore
  • Jun 12 Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • Jul 24 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, later becomes the city of Detroit
  • Aug 2 Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk

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World Leaders in 1701