Historical Events in 1710

  • Jan 1 Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

Event of Interest

Jan 27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget

Viceroy of Groningen

Feb 20 Prince John William Friso becomes Stadtholder of Groningen, Netherlands

  • Feb 28 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock
  • Apr 10 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain
  • Aug 7 Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
  • Oct 13 English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
  • Oct 16 British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • Dec 8 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • Dec 11 Battle of Villa Viciosa: France beats the Habsburgers