What Happened in September 1717

Historical Events

Pirate Attack

Sep 5 Britain's King George I issues Proclamation "For Suppressing Pirates in the West Indies", granting pirates who surrender a pardon (re-issued 1718)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Job Orton, English minister, born in Shrewsbury, England (d. 1783)
  • Sep 22 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (d. 1783)
  • Sep 24 Horace Walpole, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto), born in London (d. 1797)