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1702 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • Mar 11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • 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, London
  • May 14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII
  • 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 (leaderless samurai), under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master in Japan

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
Pirate
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

Person of interestWilliam III

Mar 8 William III, William of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, dies of pneumonia at 51

King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • 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/sovereign of Nassau-Usingen, dies
  • Nov 4 John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies