On This Day

What Happened in September 1701

Historical Events

  • Sep 7 Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • Sep 16 James Francis Edward Stuart "The Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland on the death of his father James II
  • Sep 28 Divorce legalized in Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 15 Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
  • Sep 16 James II of England and James VII of Scotland [Stuart], King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1685-88), dies at 68