What Happened in 1705

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Historical Events

  • Jan 8 George Frideric Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg
  • Apr 16 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Apr 23 Richard Steele's "Tender Husband" premieres in London
  • Oct 1 Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
  • Oct 15 English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
  • Nov 23 Nicholas Rowe's play "Ulysses" premieres in London
  • Dec 26 Fateh Singh (6) and Zorawar Singh (7), sons of Guru Gobind Singh, are murdered by Wazir Khan for refusing to convert to Islam; they are now among the most hallowed martyrs in Sikhism
  • Dec 29 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris

Famous People Born in 1705

  • Jan 14 Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, French sailor & governor of the Mascarene Islands, born in Pleudihen-sur-Rance, France (d. 1786)
  • Jan 24 Farinelli, [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato
  • Feb 6 Johann Matthias Leffloth, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1731)
  • Feb 15 Charles A Vanloo, French painter
  • Feb 21 Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
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World Leaders in 1705

Famous People in 1705

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 12 Luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634)
  • Jan 15 Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies
  • Jan 17 John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)
  • Feb 5 Jean Gilles, French composer, dies at 37
  • Feb 5 Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (b. 1635)
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