On This Day

What Happened in September 1715

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 22 Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (d. 1786)
  • Sep 30 Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)

Famous Deaths

Louis XIV

Sep 1 Louis XIV, King of France (1643-1715), known as "The Sun King", had longest reign in country, dies at 76

  • Sep 1 François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
  • Sep 2 Constantin Christian Dedekind, German composer and poet, dies at 87
  • Sep 14 Dom Pérignon, French-Benedictine monk who helped improve the quality of champagne, dies at 76 or 77