What Happened in 1722

Important Events

  • Apr 5 Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
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Frenchman C Hopffer patents the fire extinguisher

On October 19, 1722


World Leaders in 1722

Famous People in 1722

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, dies at 60
  • Jan 21 Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)
  • Feb 10 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719-1722), dies at 39
  • Mar 11 John Toland, Irish philosopher (b. 1670)
  • Mar 31 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist/exegete, dies at 62
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