On This Day

What Happened in July 1716

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold traps and defeats Swedish force
  • Jul 18 Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 8 Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  • Jul 9 Joseph Sauveur, French sound engineer, dies at 63