What Happened in 1714

Important Events

  • Jan 7 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
  • Aug 7 The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden
  • Sep 7 Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
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World Leaders in 1714

Famous People in 1714

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (1691-1714), dies at 68
  • Feb 4 Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
  • Feb 14 Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen consort of Spain to Philip V (1701-14), dies tuberculosis at 25
  • Feb 24 Edmund Andros, English governor in North America, dies at 76
  • Mar 27 Anton Ulrich, German duke of Brunswick/poet, dies at 80
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