What Happened in 1726

Historical Events

  • Feb 8 The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia
  • May 5 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
  • May 9 Three men arrested during a February raid on Mother Clap's molly-house (a coffee house catering to homosexuals) in London are executed by hanging at Tyburn, England
  • Jun 11 Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier
  • Jul 23 Benjamin Franklin sails back to Philadelphia
  • Aug 6 Treaty of Alliance between the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and the Russian Empire signed at Vienna
  • 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 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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