Events in History in 1707

  • Jan 1 John V succeeds his father Pedro II as King of Portugal
  • Jan 16 The Act of Union is ratified by the Scottish Parliament
  • Apr 25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • Apr 29 English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain (comes into being 1st May)
  • May 1 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • Jun 13 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II (aka Francis II Rákóczi)
  • Aug 22 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • Aug 22 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty

Agreement of Interest

Sep 15 Ferenc Rákóczi II, Prince of Transylvania and Tsar Peter the Great sign social security agreement

  • Oct 22 Scilly Naval Disaster: shipwreck of four Royal navy warships and loss of 1400 men during a storm off the Scilly Isles - will prompt 1714 British Act of Parliament competition to find longitude at sea
  • Dec 16 Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.