On This Day

What Happened in September 1714

Historical Events

  • Sep 7 Treaty of Baden signed by the Holy Roman Empire and France, ending the War of the Spanish Succession; French retain Alsace and Landau, Austria gets east bank of Rhine
  • Sep 11 French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 10 Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer, born in Aversa, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1774)
  • Sep 17 Gottlieb Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire), born in Wachau, Germany (d. 1771)
  • Sep 19 Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress, born in Haverford, Pennsylvania (d. 1786)
  • Sep 29 Peter A. van de Parra, Governor-general of Netherlands-Indies (1761-75)