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

Events in year of 1721

  • 01-25Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
  • 03-09English Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower
  • 03-24Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburgse Concerts
  • 03-27France and Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
  • 04-26Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated
  • 05-08Michelangiolo dei Conti replaces Pope Clement XI, as Innocent XIII
  • 05-29South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony
  • 06-13England signs Treaty of Madrid
  • 06-26Dr Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America
  • 08-30Russian / Swedish Peace of Nystad, ends North Sea War
  • 10-22Czar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"
  • 11-01Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveals statue of himself

People born in year of 1721

  • 02-13John Reid: Composer
  • 03-19Tobias Smollett: Scottish writer, baptized
  • 04-01Pieter Hellendaal: Dutch violinist / Organist / composer (Glees)
  • 04-13John Hanson: Maryland, United States -- 1st US President under Articles of Confederation
  • 04-14William August Duke of Cumberland: English army leader
  • 04-19Roger Sherman: Signer (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
  • 04-24Johann Philipp Kirnberger: German composer, baptised
  • 07-22Francois-Joseph Krafft: Composer
  • 08-13Francis Ireland: Composer
  • 08-21Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken: Dutch poet
  • 10-25Pierre Talon: Composer
  • 11-25Willem Crul: Admiral (West-Indies)
  • 12-25William Collins: Chichester, England -- (Mayor-Chichester) / poet
  • 12-27Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis: Frisian philosopher
  • 12-29Madame De Pompadour: Mistress of French King Louis the 15th

People died in year of 1721

  • 02-05James Stanhope 1st Earl of Stanhope: English General, dies at 47
  • 03-19Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani]: Italian Pope (1700-21), dies at 71
  • 07-18Jean Antoine Watteau: French painter
  • 07-25Geleyn Evertsen: Lieutenant Admiral of Zealand, dies at 66
  • 09-07Bernhard Albinus [Weiss]: German artist (Frederik of Prussia)
  • 09-11Rudolph J Camerarius: German Physician (sexuality plans)
  • 09-18Matthew Prior: Poet / diplomat
  • 10-02Benott Audran: Artist / engraver
  • 10-04Abraham Alewijn: Poet / playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36
  • 12-22Nathaniel Hawes: Tortured and executed in England for robbery