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

Events in year of 1702

  • 03-08England Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
  • 03-111st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant, " publishes
  • 03-21Queen Anne Stuart addresses English parliament
  • 04-20Comet C / 1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth
  • 05-14England and Netherlands declares war on France and Spain
  • 05-14Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
  • 05-15War of Spanish Succession, 1st American conflict between England and France
  • 09-16Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne and Bavaria
  • 10-07English / Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
  • 10-12Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch and English fleet destroy and occupy Spanish silver fleet and French squadron
  • 10-13Dutch / English troops occupy Luik
  • 10-27English troops plunder St. Augustine Florida

People born in year of 1702

  • 01-06Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu: Composer
  • 01-28Hermanus Noordkerk: Dutch lawyer
  • 02-10Jean-Pierre Guignon: Composer
  • 02-27Johann Valentin Gorner: Composer
  • 03-25Christian Gottlieb Ziegler: Composer
  • 03-27Johann Ernst Eberlin: Composer
  • 06-26Philip Doddridge: England, United Kingdom -- Dr / nonconformist clergyman
  • 07-06Franz Anton Maichelbeck: Composer
  • 08-15Francesco Zuccarelli: Italian rococo painter / etcher
  • 08-20Stepan F graaf Apraksin: Russian General-Field Marshal
  • 09-06Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber: Composer

People died in year of 1702

  • 01-13Peter Rabus: Dutch Poet / translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • 03-08John de Baen: Portrait Painter / etcher, buried at 69
  • 03-19Willem III Henry [Dutch William]: King of England / Scot, dies at 51
  • 04-27Jean Bart: French Captain / sea hero (Escape out of Plymouth), dies at 51
  • 05-05Jacob Hintze: Composer, dies at 79
  • 06-15Georg E Rumphius: German nature explorer
  • 09-17Olof Rudbeck: Composer, dies at 71
  • 09-28Robert Spencer 2nd Earl of Sunderland: English Prime Minister (1687-88), dies at 61
  • 10-17Walraad the Old: Count / soverign of Nassau-Usingen
  • 11-04John Benbow: English Vice-Admiral (Santa Marta)
  • 11-04Thomas Eisenhut: Composer, dies at 58