Events in History in 1713

  • Jan 30 England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty

Event of Interest

Feb 1 The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results in Ottoman sultan Ahmed III ordering that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized

  • Feb 10 Netherlands & Britain sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
  • Feb 18 French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao
  • Feb 27 French troops bomb Willemstad, Curacao
  • Mar 5 Handel's "Jubilate" first performance in a public rehearsal at St. Paul's Cathedral, London
  • Mar 27 Spain loses Menorca and Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht
  • Apr 11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • Apr 12 Dutch State-Gen signs peace with France: Netherlands loses Orange Princedom

Pragmatic Sanction

Apr 19 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction, decreeing that Habsburg possessions could be inherited by a daughter

  • Jun 23 The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jul 7 Handel's "Te Deum" & "Jubilate" officially premieres in a thanksgiving service celebtrating the Treaty of Utrecht
  • Jul 27 Russia and Turkey sign peace treaty
  • Sep 8 Pope Clemens XI publishes decree "Unigenitus" against Jansenism