Events in year of 1706

  • 02-13Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia / Saksen
  • 04-29Emperor Jozef I becomes Monarch of Cologne / Bavaria
  • 05-23Battle of Ramillies-Marlborough defeats French; 17,000 killed

People born in year of 1706

  • 01-28John Baskerville: English printer (typeface inventor)
  • 02-12Josef Christian: German sculptor
  • 04-24Giovanni Battista Martini: Composer
  • 06-10John Dollond: Owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens
  • 07-21Pierre Lyonet: Zoologist / cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups)
  • 09-20Franz Habermann: Composer
  • 09-21Jacob Wilhelm Lustig: Composer
  • 10-06Pieter Steyn: Dutch grand pensionary (1749- )
  • 11-07Carlo Cecere: Composer

People died in year of 1706

  • 01-26Guillaume Poitevin: Composer, dies at 59
  • 02-27John Evelyn: Diarist
  • 03-03Johann Pachelbel: Organist / Composer (Sterbens-Gedancken), dies at 52
  • 04-19Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen: Dutch baptist leader
  • 09-08Romanus Weichlein: Composer, dies at 53
  • 09-20Pierre Verdier: Composer, dies at 79
  • 10-26Andreas Werkmeister: Composer, dies at 60
  • 11-16Cornelis Evertsen: Mutineer / ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64
  • 12-09Pedro II: King of Portugal (1683-1706), dies at 58
  • 12-28Pierre Bayle: French Theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59

Events in year of 1707

  • 01-01Jacob V succeeds his father Pedro II as King of Portugal
  • 04-25Battle of Almansa-Franco-Spanish forces defeat Anglo-Portuguese
  • 04-29English / Scottish parliament accept Act of Union, form Great Britain
  • 05-01England, Wales and Scotland form UK of Great Britain
  • 08-22Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • 08-22Sweden and Prussia sign military treaty
  • 10-17German Composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach
  • 11-22Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as Viceroy of Friesland

People born in year of 1707

  • 01-22Carl Hockh: Composer
  • 02-07Carl August Thielo: Composer
  • 02-15Claude Prosper: Paris, France -- Novelist
  • 02-25Carlo Goldoni: Italy -- Lawyer / playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)
  • 03-07Stephen Hopkins: (Gov-Rhode Island) signed Declaration of Independence
  • 04-22Henry Fielding: England, United Kingdom -- Novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones)
  • 04-27John Burman: Dutch Botanist / director botanical gardens
  • 05-14Antonio Teixeira: Composer
  • 07-14Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary: Composer
  • 09-07George-Louis Leclerc [comte de Buffon]: Writer on natural history
  • 12-18Charles Wesley: Co-founder (Methodist movement)

People died in year of 1707

  • 01-04Louis Willem I: Count of Baden-Baden
  • 05-03Michiel de Swaen: South Netherlands Physician / poet, dies at 53
  • 05-09Dietrich Buxtehude: German Organist / composer, dies at about 69
  • 06-24Kaspar von Stieler: German linguist / poet, dies at 74
  • 10-02Anne Jules Duke the Noailles: Marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57
  • 10-05Daniel Speer: Composer, dies at 71
  • 10-22Cloudesley Shovell: Admiral, drowns at Scilly
  • 12-01Jeremiah Clarke: Composer