1716


1716

Year 1716 (MDCCXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of PAGENAME

January - June

* January 27 - The Tugaloo Massacre changes the course of the Yamasee War.
* May - John Law founds the Banque de France.
* May 26 - Two regular companies of field artillery, each 100 men strong, are raised at Woolwich by Royal Warrant of King George I of Great Britain.
* May 28 - John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, suffers a paralytic stroke.

July - December


* July 5 - Prince Ernest Augustus is created Duke of York.
* July 8 - Battle of Dynekilen: The Swedish fleet is defeated by a Danish-Norwegian fleet.
* August 5 - Battle of Petrovaradin: 40,000 Austrian troops of Prince Eugene of Savoy defeat 150,000 Ottoman Turks under Damad Ali Pasha.
* August 24 - Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, returns from Italy.
* November 9 - Caroline of Ansbach, Princess of Wales, gives birth to a stillborn son.
* December 12 - Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, is demoted from his office as Secretary of State for the Northern Department in the British government and replaced by James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope.

Undated

* Pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) raids shipping in the Caribbean.
* Natchez, one of the oldest towns on the Mississippi, is founded.
* The town of Crieff, Scotland, is burned to the ground by Jacobites returning from the Battle of Sheriffmuir.
* The Kangxi Dictionary is published, laying the foundation of most references to Han characters studies nowadays.
* A fire in Wapping, England destroys 150 houses.

Ongoing events

* Great Northern War (1700-1721)

Births


* January 12 - Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (d. 1795)
* January 15 - Philip Livingston, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1778)
*January 20
** Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
** King Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)
* January 26 - George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, British soldier and politician (d. 1785)
* March 6 - Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
* May 29 - Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist (d. 1800)
* June 18 - Joseph-Marie Vien, French painter (d. 1809)
* June 23 - Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (d. 1789)
* October 3 - Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (d. 1781)
* October 6 - George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (d. 1771)
* November 4 - Wilhelm von Knyphausen, Hessian Lieutenant-General (d. 1800)
* December 16 - Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
* December 25 - Johann Jacob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
* December 26
** Thomas Gray, English writer (d. 1771)
** Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)

Deaths


* January 1 - William Wycherley, English playwright (b. c. 1640)
* April 14 - Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral (b. c. 1648)
* April 26 - John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651)
* April 28- Saint Louis de Montfort, author, "True Devotion to Mary"
* June 2 - Ogata Korin, Japanese painter (b. c. 1657)
* June 5 - Roger Cotes, English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1682)
* June 8 - Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1658)
* June 9 - Banda Bahadur, Sikh military commander (executed) (b. 1670)
* June 28 - George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
* July 8 - Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
* October 28 - Stephen Fox, English politician (b. 1627)
* November 2 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German traveler and physician (b. 1651)
* November 14 - Gottfried Leibniz, German philosopher, scientist, and mathematician (b. 1646)
* December 13 - Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)


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