Historical Events in 1711

Music Premiere

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

Historic Publication

Mar 1 Richard Steele and Joseph Addison publish the 1st edition of "The Spectator" in London to "enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality"

  • Mar 8 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder

Historic Event

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

Historic Publication

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

  • Jul 23 Treaty of Pruth signed ending the Russo-Turkish War (1710-11), Azoz port returned to Ottoman control

Historic Event

Aug 1 After being surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov

  • Aug 23 Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence
  • Sep 22 French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro
  • Oct 12 Charles VI is crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Frankfurt

Historic Event

Dec 25 St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is officially declared complete after 35 years construction, by the British parliament [1]

Historic Event

Dec 31 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, fired as English army commander