Today in History for Year 1715

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 19 of 19

Apr 15th - Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
Apr 20th - Nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Grey" premieres in London
Apr 29th - John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
May 1st - Prussia declares war on Sweden
May 3rd - Edmund Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"
May 4th - French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)
Jul 29th - 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
Jul 30th - Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
Aug 1st - First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)
Sep 1st - King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV Sep 6th - Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland
Nov 13th - Battle of Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar
Nov 15th - Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
Nov 24th - River Thames freezes
Nov 25th - First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
Dec 12th - Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]
Dec 22nd - English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
Dec 23rd - Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
Dec 24th - Swedish troops occupy Norway

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 38 of 38

Jan 10th - Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)
Jan 12th - Jacques Duphly, composer
Jan 26th - Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher
Jan 27th - Vaclav Kalous, composer
Jan 29th - Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist
Mar 4th - James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, British statesman (d. 1763)
Mar 7th - Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (d. 1755)
Mar 7th - Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
Mar 19th - Charles-Joseph van Helmont, composer
Apr 3rd - William Watson, English physician and scientist (d. 1787)
Apr 11th - John Alcock, composer
Apr 17th - Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer
Apr 19th - James Nares, composer
Apr 23rd - Johann Friedrich Doles, composer
Apr 28th - Franz Sparry, composer
May 4th - Richard Graves, English writer (d. 1804)
May 5th - Daniel Dal Barba, composer
May 22nd - François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)
Jun 2nd - Herman-Francois Delange, composer
Jun 25th - Joseph-François Foulon, French politician (d. 1789)
Jul 4th - Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)
Jul 16th - Charles, Prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France
Jul 25th - Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry)
Aug 6th - Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)
Sep 22nd - Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (d. 1786)
Sep 30th - Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
Oct 5th - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)
Oct 8th - Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)
Oct 23rd - Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Saint Petersburg, tsar of Russia (1727-30)
Nov 5th - John Brown, English writer (d. 1766)
Nov 8th - Elisabeth C van Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederik II "the Great"
Nov 13th - Dorothea Erxleben, German, first female medical doctor (d.1762)
Nov 16th - Girolamo Abos, composer
Nov 23rd - Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)
Dec 8th - John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
Dec 9th - Georg Gottfried Petri, composer
Dec 12th - Gennaro Manna, composer
Dec 27th - Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

Jan 7th - François Fénelon, French-Catholic theologian and writer (b. 1651)
Feb 3rd - Gottfried Vopelius, composer, dies at 70
Feb 17th - Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
Feb 21st - Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (b. 1637)
Feb 25th - Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)
Mar 11th - Jan-Erasmus Quellinus, Flemish painter, dies at 80
Mar 17th - Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (b. 1643)
May 19th - Charles Montagu, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1661)
Jun 25th - Jean du Casse, French admiral (b. 1646)
Jul 5th - Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)
Aug 12th - Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV (Sep 1st) Sep 1st - Louis XIV, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76
Sep 1st - François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
Sep 2nd - Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer, dies at 87
Oct 13th - Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)
Oct 15th - Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (b. 1675)
Dec 14th - Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1636)
Dec 15th - George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73
Dec 28th - William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)

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