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What Happened in 1715

Historical Events

  • Apr 15 Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
  • Apr 20 Nicholas Rowe's play "The Tragedy of Lady Jane Grey" premieres in London
  • Apr 29 John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
  • May 1 Prussia declares war on Sweden
  • May 3 Edmond Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"
  • Jul 29 10 Spanish treasure galleons sunk off Florida coast by a hurricane
  • Jul 30 Spanish gold and silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
  • Aug 1 First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)
  • Sep 1 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
  • Sep 6 Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland

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10 Spanish treasure galleons sunk off Florida coast by a hurricane

On July 29, 1715


Famous People Born in 1715

  • Jan 10 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian, born in Leuna, Germany (d. 1775)
  • Jan 12 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, born in Rouen (d. 1789)
  • Jan 26 Claude Helvetius, philosopher, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 27 Vaclav Kalous [Simon à Scto Bartholomaeo], Czech composer, born in Solnice (d. 1786)
  • Jan 29 Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist

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World Leaders in 1715

Famous People in 1715