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

Events in year of 1722

  • 01-24Czar Peter the Great begins civil system
  • 01-24Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st US Divinity Professor (Harvard)
  • 03-08Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
  • 03-17Willem KH Friso appointed Mayor of Drente
  • 04-05Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
  • 04-06Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards
  • 04-2219 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
  • 04-30Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
  • 09-12Russian troops occupy Baku and Derbent on Persia
  • 10-19French C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher
  • 11-02Willem KH Friso (11) appointed Viceroy of Gelderland

People born in year of 1722

  • 01-14Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer: Composer
  • 01-26Prestonpans
  • 01-28Johann Ernst Bach: Composer
  • 04-11Christopher Smart: English poet and journalist (Ceremony of Carols)
  • 04-12Pietro Nardini: Composer
  • 05-11Peter Camper: Leyden, Holland -- Anatomist / professor (Amsterdam)
  • 05-21Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle: Composer
  • 05-22Johannes Schmidlin: Composer
  • 06-06Adrien Trudo Sale: Composer
  • 06-08Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht: Composer
  • 06-30Jiri Antonin Benda: Composer
  • 07-16Joseph Wilton: Sculptor
  • 09-14Joseph Paul Ziegler: Composer
  • 09-27Samuel Adams: Revolutionary rabble rouser / (Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94)
  • 10-05Gregorio Sciroli: Composer
  • 11-11Johann Philipp Sack: Composer
  • 12-01A L Karschin: Writer

People died in year of 1722

  • 01-07Antoine Coypel: French Painter / poet, dies at 60
  • 03-31Campegius Vitringa: Dutch Theologist / exegete, dies at 62
  • 04-13Charles Leslie: Irish controversialist
  • 04-22Pieter Erberfeld: German / Thais Merchant on Java
  • 06-05Johann Kuhnau: Composer, dies at 62
  • 06-16John Churchill up Marlborough: English General strategist, dies at 72
  • 10-08Gerard Callenbach: Dutch Admiral, dies at 80
  • 11-12Adriaen van der Werff: Dutch Painter / engraver / architect, dies at 63
  • 11-24Johann Adam Reincken: German Organist / composer, dies at 99
  • 12-08Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts: German / French duchess, dies at 70