On This Day

Historical Events in 1713

  • Jan 30 England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty

Historic Event

Feb 1 The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII
  • Feb 10 Netherlands & Britain sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
  • Feb 18 French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao
  • Feb 27 French troops bomb Willemstad, Curacao
  • Mar 27 Spain loses Menorca and Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht
  • Apr 11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • Apr 12 Dutch State-Gen signs peace with France: Netherlands loses Orange Princedom

Historic Event

Apr 19 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction, decreeing that Habsburg possessions could be inherited by a daughter

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

Music History

May 17 Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi's first opera "Ottone in villa" opens at Teatro delle Grazie in Vicenza, Republic of Venice (now Italy)

Violin Virtuoso and Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso and Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • Jun 23 The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada

Music Premiere

Jul 7 1st performance of George Frideric Handel's "Te Deum" & "Jubilate"

  • Jul 27 Russia and Turkey sign peace treaty
  • Sep 8 Pope Clemens XI publishes decree "Unigenitus" against Jansenism