Historical Events in 1716

  • Jan 8 Amsterdam gang leader and thief "Sjako" arrested
  • Feb 6 Britain & Netherlands renew alliance
  • Feb 10 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
  • Apr 15 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar
  • May 25 Great Britain and Holy Roman Empire sign the Treaty of Westminster, a defensive pact [1]
  • Jun 6 French transport the 1st African slaves to Louisiana
  • Jun 25 Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
  • Jul 8 Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold traps and defeats Swedish force
  • Jul 18 Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels

Battle of Petrovaradin

Aug 5 Battle of Petrovaradin [Peterwardein]: Habsburgs under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks in a decisive victory

  • Sep 6 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston)
  • Sep 14 1st lighthouse in American colonies lit at Boston Harbor
  • Oct 9 Britain & France sign treaty

Event of Interest

Oct 13 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI's troops occupy Temesvar in Romania

Treaty of Interest

Nov 3 Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Tsar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom

  • Nov 26 1st lion exhibited in America in Boston