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What Happened in 1707

Historical Events in 1707

  • Jan 1 John V succeeds his father Pedro II as King of Portugal
  • Jan 16 The Act of Union is ratified by the Scottish Parliament
  • Apr 25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • Apr 29 English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain (comes into being 1st May)
  • May 1 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • Jun 13 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II (aka Francis II Rákóczi)
  • Aug 22 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • Aug 22 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
  • Sep 15 Ferenc Rákóczi II, Prince of Transylvania and Tsar Peter the Great sign social security agreement
  • Nov 22 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland

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Famous People in 1707

World Leaders in 1707

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Famous People Who Died in 1707

  • Jan 4 Louis Willem I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, dies at 51
  • Jan 8 John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (b. 1648)
  • Jan 10 Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621)
  • Jan 20 Humphrey Hody, English theologian (b. 1659)
  • Mar 3 Aurangzeb, 6th Mughal Emperor (1658-1707), dies at 88

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