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What Happened in 1719

Historical Events in 1719

  • Jan 5 Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian Russian pact
  • Jan 23 Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Feb 12 The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded
  • Apr 25 Daniel Defoe publishes "Robinson Crusoe", regarded as the 1st English novel
  • Jun 10 Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • Nov 20 Sweden & Hannover sign for peace Treaty of Stockholm
  • Dec 11 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England)
  • Dec 18 Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"

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Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"

On December 18, 1719


Famous People Born in 1719

  • Jan 2 Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)
  • Jan 3 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • Jan 17 William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)
  • Jan 23 John Landen, English mathematician, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1790)
  • Jan 28 Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)

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