On This Day

1702 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 Queen Anne becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland upon death of King William III

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
  • Mar 11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • Mar 19 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III [O.S. 8 March]
  • Mar 21 Queen Anne addresses English parliament
  • Apr 20 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth
  • Apr 23 Queen Anne is crowned at Westminster Abbey
  • May 14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
  • May 14 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
  • Jul 19 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Krakow
  • Aug 19 -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French
  • Sep 16 Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
  • Oct 7 British & Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
  • Oct 13 Dutch and English troops occupy Liège
  • Oct 23 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
  • Oct 27 British troops plunder St Augustine, Florida
  • Dec 14 The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 10 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter, born in Lachen, Germany (d. 1762)
  • Jan 14 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1737)
  • Jan 28 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
  • Mar 4 Jack Sheppard, English burglar and escapee (d. 1724)

Person of interestAnne Bonny

Mar 8 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate (date of birth is approximate), born in Kinsale, Ireland (d. 1782)

Pirate Anne Bonny
Anne Bonny
  • Mar 25 Pieter Teyler Van der Hulst, Dutch silk merchant (Teyler's Museum)
  • May 2 Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German Lutheran theologian, born in Göppingen, Germany (d. 1782)
  • Jun 26 Philip Doddridge, English Nonconformist clergyman, born in London (d. 1751)
  • Jul 31 Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter, born in Dole, France (d. 1768)
  • Aug 15 Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter and etcher, born in Pitigliano, Italy (d. 1788)
  • Aug 20 Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal (d. 1758)
  • Dec 22 Jean-Étienne Liotard, Swiss-French painter, art connoisseur, and dealer (Madame d'Epinay), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1789)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [NS=Jan 17]
  • Jan 13 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet and translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • Jan 17 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]
  • Mar 8 John de Baen, portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69
  • Mar 8 William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51 [NS-Mar 19] (b. 1650)
  • Mar 19 William III, William of Orange, King of England and Scotland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, dies at 51 [O.S. 8 March]
  • Apr 23 Margaret Fell, English founder of the Religious Society of Friends known as the "mother of Quakerism," dies at about 87
  • Apr 27 Jean Bart, French naval commander (Escape out of Plymouth), dies at 51
  • May 27 Dominique Bouhours, French critic (b. 1628)
  • Jun 15 Georg E Rumphius, German nature explorer, dies
  • Sep 22 Hoessein Koprulu, Turkish great vizer (peace of Karlowitz), dies
  • Sep 28 Robert Spencer 2nd earl of Sunderland, Engl PM (1687-88), dies at 61
  • Oct 17 Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies
  • Nov 4 John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies