Year 1712 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 29 February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.
  • Apr 7 Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed
  • May 17 Maximilian Emanuel of Bavaria honored as "sovereign of Netherlands"
  • May 22 Pope Pius V is canonized by Pope Clement XI
  • Jul 17 Great Britain, Portugal and France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • Jul 20 The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain.
  • Jul 24 Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army
  • Oct 3 The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor
  • Oct 4 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
  • Oct 8 French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast
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Historical Marriages

  • Feb 19 Russian Tsar Peter the Great officially marries Polish-Lithuanian pre-marriedeasant Martha Skavronskaya at Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, having earlier married in secret in 1707

Historical Figures Who Died in 1712

  • Feb 2 Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician
  • Feb 12 Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France, dies at 26
  • Feb 18 Louis, Duke of Burgundy, heir-apparent to the French throne, dies at 29
  • Feb 27 Bahādur Shah I, 7th Mughal Emperor of India, dies at 68
  • Mar 25 Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)

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