Year 1715 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 15 Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
  • Apr 20 Nicholas Rowe's play "The Tragedy of Lady Jane Grey" premieres in London
  • Apr 29 English Astronomer John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
  • May 1 Prussia declares war on Sweden
  • May 3 Edmond Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"
  • Jul 29 10 Spanish treasure galleons sunk off Florida coast by a hurricane
  • Jul 30 Spanish gold and silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
  • Aug 1 First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)
  • Sep 1 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
  • Sep 6 Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland
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Historical Figures Born in 1715

  • Jan 10 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian, born in Leuna, Germany (d. 1775)
  • Jan 26 Claude Helvetius, philosopher, born in Paris, France
  • Mar 4 James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, British statesman (d. 1763)
  • Mar 7 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist, born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1755)
  • Mar 7 Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)

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