Year 1710 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe
  • Jan 27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget
  • Feb 20 Johan Willem Friso becomes Viceroy of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Feb 28 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock
  • Apr 10 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain
  • Aug 7 Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
  • Oct 13 English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
  • Oct 16 British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • Dec 8 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • Dec 11 Battle of Villa Viciosa: France beats the Habsburgers

Historical Figures Born in 1710

  • Jan 3 Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
  • Feb 15 Louis XV 'Louis the Beloved', King of France (1715-74), born in the Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1774)
  • Feb 21 Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)
  • Apr 15 William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1790)
  • Apr 17 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1710

  • Jan 16 Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
  • Jan 21 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic and religious leader, dies at 71
  • Feb 16 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes, dies at 77
  • Mar 4 Louis III, Prince of Condé and Duke de Bourbon, dies at 41
  • Jun 1 David Mitchell, Scottish admiral in the British Royal navy (b. 1642)

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