Events in year of 1716

  • 01-08Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested
  • 02-06England and Netherlands renew alliance
  • 02-10Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
  • 06-05England and Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
  • 06-061st slaves arrive in Louisiana
  • 06-25Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
  • 07-18Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels
  • 08-011st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)
  • 08-05Battle at Peterwardein: Eugenius van Savoye beats Turks
  • 09-061st US lighthouse built (Boston)
  • 09-141st lighthouse in US lit (Boston Harbor)
  • 10-09England and France sign treaty
  • 11-261st lion exhibited in America (Boston)

People born in year of 1716

  • 01-15Philip Livingston: Merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 01-20Carlos III: King of Naples / Spain (1759-88) Pompei / Jesuits
  • 01-26George Sackville Germain: 1st Viscount Sackville
  • 02-18Gaspard Fritz: Composer
  • 03-21Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger: Composer
  • 04-04John Evangelist Schreiber: Composer
  • 04-09Johann Georg Zechner: Composer
  • 05-29Louis J M Daubenton: French zoologist
  • 06-18Joseph M Vien: French (court)painter
  • 09-02Johann Trier: Composer
  • 10-25Petronio Maria Pio Sgabazzi: Composer
  • 12-23Johann Heinrich Rolle: Composer
  • 12-26Thomas Gray: English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)

People died in year of 1716

  • 01-01William Wycherley: Dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75
  • 03-08Harald Vallerius: Composer, dies at 69
  • 03-10Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt: Composer, dies at 48
  • 03-13Georg Gabriel Schutz: Composer, dies at 46
  • 07-09Joseph Sauveur: French sound engineer, dies at 63
  • 08-03Sebastian Duron: Composer, dies at 56
  • 09-25Johann Christoph Pez: Composer, dies at 52
  • 09-30Heinrich Georg Neuss: Composer, dies at 62
  • 11-14Gottfried W Leibniz: German philosopher / theologist, dies at 70

Events in year of 1717

  • 01-04Netherlands, England and France sign Triple Alliance
  • 01-05Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
  • 01-14German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
  • 07-28Prussian King Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
  • 08-16Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
  • 08-17France, Russia and Prussia sign agreement
  • 08-22Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
  • 12-25Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed

People born in year of 1717

  • 01-04Antonio Maria Mazzoni: Composer
  • 01-28Mustapha III: Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
  • 01-29Jeffrey Amherst: English Governor-General of America / Field Marshal
  • 02-10Pierre de La Garde: Composer
  • 02-19David Garrick: Actor / producer / writer (Aboan-Oroonoko)
  • 02-24Bernhard Hupfeld: Composer
  • 02-26John Randall: Composer
  • 03-26Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila: Composer
  • 03-31Florian Wrastill: Composer
  • 04-09Georg Matthias Monn: Composer
  • 04-30Guillaume Gommaire Kennis: Composer
  • 05-13Maria Theresa: Empress of Austria (Wife of Emperor Franz I)
  • 06-19Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz: Composer
  • 08-13Christoph Nichelsmann: German composer
  • 09-24Horace Walpole: England, United Kingdom -- British horror writer (Cattle of Ontario)
  • 12-09Johann J Winckelmann: German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art)
  • 12-25Pius VI [Giovanni A Braschi]: Italy -- Pope (1775-99)

People died in year of 1717

  • 03-03Pierre Allix: French / British Theologist / vicar, dies at about 75
  • 06-09Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Mothe-Guyon: French mystic, dies at 69
  • 06-09Louis Le Quointe: Composer, dies at 64
  • 08-10Nicolaas Witsen: Etcher / mayor (Amsterdam)
  • 11-02Johann Jacob Walther: Composer