Year 1706 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 13 Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia and Saxon forces, one of Swedish's Greatest victories in the Great Northern War
  • Mar 8 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
  • Apr 29 Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne and Bavaria
  • May 23 Battle of Ramillies during War of the Spanish Succession.: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed
  • Sep 24 Treaty of Altranst├Ądt: Charles XII of Sweden & August II of Saksen

Historical Figures Who Died in 1706

  • Jan 21 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, dies at 56
  • Jan 29 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
  • Feb 27 John Evelyn, English writer and diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin), dies at 85
  • Mar 1 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin, dies at 73
  • Apr 10 Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)

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