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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

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Jan 27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget

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  • 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 beat Habsburgers)

Birthdays in History

  • 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)
  • Apr 25 James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer, born in Banffshire, Scotland (d. 1776)
  • Apr 26 Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and founder of Scottish School of Common Sense, born in Strachan, Scotland (d. 1796)
  • Apr 30 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general, born in Arlon, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium (d. 1795)
  • May 14 Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden (1751-70)
  • May 16 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (d. 1782)
  • May 23 François Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures), born in Nancy, France (d. 1761)
  • Jun 10 James Short, Scottish mathematician and manufacturer of telescopes, born in Edinburgh (d. 1768)
  • Jul 21 Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist, born in Jever, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Aug 20 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), born in Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire (d. 1761)
  • Sep 3 Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (first to study freshwater polyps or hydra), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1784)
  • Sep 30 John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)
  • Oct 12 Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1785)
  • Oct 16 Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)
  • Oct 24 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1773)
  • Nov 8 Sarah Fielding, English writer (The Adventures of David Simple), born in East Stour, England (d. 1768)
  • Nov 9 Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies, baptized
  • Nov 10 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman, born in Walkendorf, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Nov 13 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist, born in Paris (d. 1792)
  • Nov 27 Robert Lowth, British Bishop of the Church of England and grammarian (A Short Introduction to English Grammar), born in Winchester, England (d. 1787)

Deaths in History

  • 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)
  • Jun 6 Francoise de la Baume Le Blanc, mistress of King Louis XIV, dies at 65
  • Jun 7 Louise de La Vallière, French mistress of Louis XIV (1661-67), dies at 65
  • Jun 25 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 74
  • Sep 19 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, dies at 65
  • Dec 18 Petrus Codde, Dutch Roman Catholic apostole vicar (1688-1704), dies at 62