Events in year of 1700

  • 01-01Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar
  • 01-01Russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar
  • 02-19Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
  • 02-27Pacific Island of New Britain discovered
  • 03-25England, France and Netherlands ratify 2nd Extermination treaty
  • 05-07William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating emancipation
  • 06-17Mass orders priest to leave the colony
  • 06-30Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is 12 / 7 / 1700)
  • 07-12Gelderland accepts Gregorian calendar; yesterday is June 30, 1700
  • 07-13Russian-Turkish peace
  • 08-08Denmark and Sweden sign peace treaty
  • 08-18Swedish, English and Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
  • 10-02Spanish King Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
  • 10-14Rabbi Judah Hasid and Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem
  • 11-16Monarch of Brandenburg becomes King of Prussia
  • 11-19Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians
  • 11-23Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
  • 11-30Turkey declares war on Russia
  • 11-30Utrecht / Overijssel / Buren / Leerdam / IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar
  • 12-12Utrecht / Overijssel / Buren / Leerdam / Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar

People born in year of 1700

  • 01-29Daniel Bernoulli: Basel, Switzerland -- Mathematician (10 time French award)
  • 02-07Philippe Buache: French geographer / cartographer (Contourlijnen)
  • 02-23Wilhelmus Schortinghuis: Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
  • 03-13James Kent: Composer
  • 03-13Michel Blavet: Composer
  • 03-22Giuseppe Sellitto: Composer
  • 04-19Georg Abraham Schneider: Composer
  • 05-07Gerard van Swieten: Dutch Botanist
  • 05-12Luigi Vanvitelli: Italian architect
  • 05-26Nikolaus L Earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf: German evangelist
  • 06-04Theodoor Verhaegen: Flemish sculptor
  • 07-15Johann Christoph Richter: Composer
  • 08-28Carolomannus Pachschmidt: Composer
  • 09-11James Thomson: Songwriter (Rule Britannia)
  • 12-22Egbert de Vrij Temminck: Amsterdam regent

People died in year of 1700

  • 01-22Jacob Balthasar Schutz: Composer, dies at 39
  • 03-10Diogo Diaz Melgaz: Composer, dies at 61
  • 05-01John Dryden: English Poet / playwright (Rival Ladies)
  • 07-02Lambert Doomer: Painter / cartoonist, dies at about 77
  • 07-19Hieronymus Gradenthaler: Composer, dies at 62
  • 08-08Matthias Henriksen Schacht: Composer, dies at 40
  • 09-23Nicolaus Adam Strungk: Composer, dies at 59
  • 09-27Innocent XII [Antonio Pignatelli]: Pope (1691-1700), dies at 85
  • 11-01Carlos II: King of Spain (1665-1700), dies at 39
  • 11-30Artus II Quellinus [Quellien / "the Young]: Flemish sculptor, dies at 75
  • 12-01Willem ten Rhijne: Dutch Physician in Batavia, dies at about 53

Events in year of 1701

  • 01-01Great Britain and Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom
  • 01-12Frisia and Groningen begin use of Gregorian calendar
  • 01-12Parts of the Netherlands adopt Gregorian calendar
  • 01-18Frederik I / Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned King / Queen of Prussia
  • 03-09France, Cologne and Bavaria sign alliance
  • 04-29Drenthe Neth adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
  • 05-12Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4 / 29 / 1701)
  • 06-12Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • 07-24Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
  • 09-07Germany, England and Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • 09-28Divorce legalized in Maryland
  • 10-09Collegiate School of Ct (Yale University), chartered in New Haven
  • 11-08William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges

People born in year of 1701

  • 01-10Johann Caspar Simon: Composer
  • 01-27Johann N von Hontheim: German church historian / suffragan (Bishop)
  • 04-27Charles Emanuel I: King of Sardinia
  • 05-31Alexander Cruden: Compiler of a concordance to King James Bible
  • 06-13Angelo Antonio Caroli: Composer
  • 06-22Nikolaj Eigtved: Danish architect (Christiansborg Castle)
  • 07-15Pierre Joubert: Became oldest known Canadian (113 y 124 d at death)
  • 11-27Anders Celsius: Sweden -- Scientist / inventor (centigrade temp scale)

People died in year of 1701

  • 01-01Pietro Sanmartini: Composer, dies at 64
  • 01-04Ernst R Tarhemberg: Austria -- Field marshal, dies at 62
  • 02-15Adam Drese: German composer, dies at 80
  • 03-10Johann Schelle: Composer, dies at 52
  • 03-27Anne Hilarion de Cotentin: Count of Tourville / Fr Admiral, dies at 58
  • 03-28Domenico Guidi: Italian sculptor, dies at 75
  • 09-06James II [Stuart]: King of England (1685-88), dies at 68
  • 10-13Andreas Anton Schmelzer: Composer, dies at 47