On This Day

What Happened in July 1721

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (Die Mädcheninsel), born in Worms, Germany (d. 1781)
  • Jul 14 John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 8 Elihu Yale, English merchant and philanthropist (benefactor of Yale University), dies at 72
  • Jul 18 Jean-Antoine Watteau, French Rococo painter (fêtes galantes), dies at 36
  • Jul 25 Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral of Zealand, dies at 66