On This Day

What Happened in 1716

Important Events in 1716

  • Jun 6 French transport the 1st African slaves to Louisiana
  • Aug 5 Battle of Petrovaradin/Peterwardein: Habsburgs under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks in a decisive victory

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Famous People Born in 1716

  • Jan 12 Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)
  • Jan 15 Philip Livingston, American businessman & politician (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Albany, New York (d. 1778)
  • Jan 20 Carlos III, King of Spain (1759-88) and King of Naples and Sicily (1734-59), born in Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain (d. 1788)
  • Jan 20 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
  • Jan 26 George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

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Famous People in 1716

World Leaders in 1716

Famous Weddings in 1716

  • Apr 8 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece