On This Day

What Happened in August 1714

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

King George I
George I
  • Aug 7 The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter, born in Penegoes, Montgomeryshire, Wales (d. 1782)
  • Aug 14 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter, born in Avignon, France (d. 1789)
  • Aug 28 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-L├╝neburg, born in Bevern, Germany (d. 1774)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestAnne Stuart

Aug 1 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
  • Aug 15 Constantin Br├óncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1654)
  • Aug 26 Edward Fowler, English Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1632)