On This Day

What Happened in February 1713

Historical Events

Historic Event

Feb 1 The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.

  • Feb 10 Netherlands & Britain sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
  • Feb 18 French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao
  • Feb 27 French troops bomb Willemstad, Curacao

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 13 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1751)
  • Feb 28 Louis-Auguste-Augustin d'Affry, Swiss general, military governor and ambassador serving French kings Louis XV and Louis XVI, born in Versailles, France (d. 1793)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 11 Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor of India (b. 1664)
  • Feb 15 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, writer, dies
  • Feb 25 Frederick I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55