On This Day

What Happened in 1726

Historical Events in 1726

  • Feb 8 The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia
  • May 5 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
  • May 9 Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn
  • Jun 11 Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier
  • Jul 23 Benjamin Franklin sails back to Philadelphia
  • Aug 6 Emperor Karel VI and Tsarina Catharine the Great sign military treaty
  • Aug 9 Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
  • Oct 11 Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England
  • Oct 28 "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London

Famous People in 1726

World Leaders in 1726

Famous People Who Died in 1726

  • Jan 2 Domenico Zipoli, Italian organist & composer, dies at 37
  • Jan 25 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • Feb 26 Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1691-1714), dies at 63
  • Mar 5 Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician
  • Mar 26 John Vanbrugh, Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62

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