On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1714

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

King George I
George I

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter, born in Penegoes, Montgomeryshire, Wales (d. 1782)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestQueen Anne

anne stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49

Queen of England Queen Anne
Queen of England
Queen Anne