On This Day

1727 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 6 Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover
  • May 7 Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
  • May 29 Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11
  • May 31 France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
  • Jun 13 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
  • Jul 17 Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor
  • Sep 8 A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
  • Oct 21 Russian & Chinese accord to correct boundaries
  • Oct 29 Severe earthquake in New England
  • Nov 12 France & Bavaria renew secret treaty
  • Nov 15 NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath

Birthdays in History


Person of interestJames Wolfe

Jan 2 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, born in Westerham, England (d. 1759)

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • Feb 16 Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (d. 1817)
  • Mar 28 Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bayern (1745-77), born in Munich (d. 1777)
  • Apr 3 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter and engraver, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1801)
  • Apr 7 Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)
  • May 10 Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)
  • May 14 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized

Person of interestHoratio Gates

Jul 26 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), born in Maldon, England (d. 1806)

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • Aug 14 Henriette-Anne of France, twin daughter of king Louis XV, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1752)
  • Aug 14 Louise Élisabeth of France, twin daughter of king Louis XV, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1759)
  • Nov 1 Ivan Shuvalov, 1st Russian Minister of Education and founder of the Moscow University, born in Moscow (d. 1797)
  • Nov 18 Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist, born in Châtillon-les-Dombes, France(d. 1773)
  • Nov 26 Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (major general during the American Revolutionary War), born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts (d. 1800)
  • Dec 22 William Ellery, US attorney and signer of the Declaration of Independence (Rhode Island), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1820)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards

Deaths in History

  • Jan 20 John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies
  • Feb 13 William Wotton, English theologian and scholar, dies at 58

Person of interestIsaac Newton

Mar 31 Isaac Newton, English physicist and astronomer (Principia), dies in London at 84

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • May 2 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70
  • May 6 Catharine I of Russia [Marta Samuilovna], wife of Peter the Great, dies at about 42
  • May 17 Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies at 43
  • Jun 8 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (b. 1663)
  • Jun 10 George Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover, King of England, dies at 67

Person of interestGeorge I

Jun 11 George I, King of England (1714-27), dies of a stroke at 67

King George I
King
George I
  • Jun 14 Cornelis Cruys, Norwegian/Dutch admiral, dies at 70
  • Jul 23 Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
  • Aug 4 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647)
  • Aug 6 François Valentijn, Dutch vicar and writer (Old and New East-India), dies at 61
  • Aug 27 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David), dies at 81
  • Sep 17 Glückel of Hameln, German businesswoman (b. 1647)
  • Sep 25 Jacques Abbadie, French theologist, dies at about 73
  • Nov 10 Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)