Year 1726 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 8 The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia
  • May 9 Three men arrested during a February raid on Mother Clap's molly-house (a coffee house catering to homosexuals) in London are executed by hanging at Tyburn, England

Historical Figures Who Died in 1726

  • Jan 25 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • Feb 26 Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1691-1714), dies at 63
  • Mar 5 Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician
  • Mar 26 John Vanbrugh, Dutch English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62
  • Apr 17 Princess HenriĆ«tte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, monarch of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49

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