Events in year of 1719

  • 01-05Engl / Hannover / Saxony-Poland / Austria sign anti-Prussian / Russian pact
  • 01-23Principality of Liechtenstein created within Holy Roman Empire
  • 04-25Daniel Defoes publishes "Robinson Crusoe"
  • 09-23Liechtenstein declares independence from German empire
  • 11-20Sweden and Hannover sign peace Treaty of Stockholm
  • 12-111st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)

People born in year of 1719

  • 01-17Jean-Joseph Vade: Composer
  • 03-04Aert Schouman: Dutch bird / portrait painter
  • 03-30John Hawkins: England, United Kingdom -- Wrote 1st history of music
  • 04-17Christian Gottfried Krause: Composer
  • 06-11Franz K von Velbruck: German Freemason / Prince-Bishop of Luik
  • 08-27John / Jean Nepveu: Dutch Governor of Suriname (1768-79)
  • 10-20Gottfried Achenwall: German lawyer / statistician / economist
  • 10-26Joaquin de Oxinaga: Composer
  • 11-10Georg Philipp Kress: Composer
  • 11-14Johann Georg Leopold Mozart: Composer
  • 12-24Johann Christoph Altnikol: Composer

People died in year of 1719

  • 02-25Giovanni Maria Casini: Composer, dies at 66
  • 04-07Jean-Baptiste de la Salle: French priest / theory / saint, dies at 67
  • 04-15Johann Friedrich Treiber: Composer, dies at 76
  • 06-17Joseph Addison: English Poet / writer / Secretary of State, dies at 47
  • 07-26Johann Georg Christian Storl: Composer, dies at 43
  • 08-19Karl H Freiherr von Canstein: German lawyer, dies at 52
  • 09-19Frans Anneessens: Belgian Merchant / lord of the manor, executed at 59
  • 09-19Jan Weenix: Dutch painter, buried
  • 10-14Arnold Houbraken: Painter / writer), dies at 59
  • 11-19Jean Deutz: Minster of Heemskerk / Merchant / Amsterdam regent, dies at 64
  • 12-02Pasquier Quesnel: French Theologist (La Foi), dies at 85
  • 12-16Adrian "Aart" van Wijck: Dutch Theologist (anti-jansenism), dies at 78
  • 12-31John Flamsteed: 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73

Events in year of 1720

  • 02-01Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 02-10Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
  • 02-11Sweden and Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
  • 02-29Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
  • 05-25"Le Grand St. Antoine" reaches Marseille, plague kills 80,000
  • 06-09Sweden and Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm
  • 06-10Mrs Clements of England markets 1st paste-style mustard
  • 07-03Sweden and Denmark sign peace treaty
  • 10-10French government proclaims strike on banknotes
  • 11-09Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire

People born in year of 1720

  • 01-04Johann Friedrich Agricola: German (court)composer / Organist
  • 01-11Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck: Utrechts regent
  • 01-27Samuel Foote: England, United Kingdom -- Actor / dramatist (Mirror)
  • 04-03Elia van Vilnius [Elijahu ben Salomo Zalman]: Latvian rabbi
  • 05-21Antonio Corbisiero: Composer
  • 07-18Gilbert White: "father of British naturalists"
  • 07-20Ignaz Vitzthumb: Composer
  • 07-24Louise Ulrike: Queen of Sweden / Wife of Adolf Frederik
  • 08-10Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer von Schavensee: Composer
  • 08-17Charles D J Eisen: French engraver / painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
  • 08-20Bernard de Bury: Composer
  • 09-12Frederick Philipse III: NYC, New York -- Land owner (Bronx, Westchester and Putnam)
  • 09-22Adolph Carl Kunzen: Composer
  • 10-03Johann P Uz: German poet (Lyrische Poem)
  • 10-04Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Italian etcher
  • 10-17Maria Teresa Agnesi: Composer
  • 11-16Carlo Antonio Campioni: Composer
  • 12-04Jean-Jacques Robson: Composer
  • 12-15J F Beck: Writer
  • 12-20Charles Edward Stuart [Bonnie Prince Charlie / Young Pretender]
  • 12-31Charles Edward Stuart [Bonnie Prince]: English pretender to throne

People died in year of 1720

  • 03-06Pieter van Flowers: Flemish painter, buried at 63
  • 03-08Georg Bronner: Composer, dies at 53
  • 07-27Johann Samuel Welter: Composer, dies at 69