On This Day

Historical Events in 1711

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 24 George Frideric Handel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres at Haymarket theatre in London

  • Mar 1 "The Spectator" begins publishing (London)
  • Mar 8 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
  • Apr 17 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I
  • May 1 Archduke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 15 Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Criticism" is published anonymously

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Aug 23 Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence
  • Sep 22 French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro
  • Oct 12 Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor
  • Dec 31 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, fired as English army commander