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What Happened in 1722

Historical Events in 1722

  • Mar 8 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
  • Mar 17 Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente
  • Apr 5 Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
  • Apr 6 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards
  • Apr 22 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
  • Apr 30 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
  • May 3 Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris
  • Jun 30 Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Charles VI's Pragmatic Sanctions

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Did You Know?

Frenchman C Hopffer patents the fire extinguisher

On October 19, 1722


Famous People in 1722

World Leaders in 1722

Famous People Who Died in 1722

  • 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 rationalist philosopher, dies at 51
  • Mar 31 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist/exegete, dies at 62

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