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

Events in year of 1723

  • 04-23Cornelis Steenoven elected Archbishop of Utrecht

People born in year of 1723

  • 01-01Christian Friedrich Gregor: Composer
  • 01-27Johann A Cramer: Prime Minister / poet
  • 02-05John Witherspoon: Clergyman / signed Declaration of Independence
  • 02-17Tobias Mayer: "method of lunars" for longitude determination
  • 03-25Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder]: Dutch demonstrater
  • 03-31Frederik V: King of Denmark / Norway (1746-66)
  • 04-14John Wainwright: Composer
  • 04-25Giovanni Marco Rutini: Composer
  • 06-05Adam Smith: Kirkcaldy, Scotland -- Economist (Wealth of Nations)
  • 06-18Giuseppe Scarlotti: Composer
  • 06-20Adam Ferguson: Scottish sociologist / historian
  • 06-30Christian Ernst Graf: Composer
  • 07-01Pedro R de Campomanes: Spanish economist / historian / literary
  • 07-16Joshua Reynolds: England, United Kingdom -- Portrait painter (Simplicity)
  • 07-29Christleib Siegmund Binder: Composer
  • 08-02Nicolas de Pigage: French classical architect
  • 10-16Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini: Composer
  • 12-19Susanne K von Klettenberg: German friend of Goethes mother
  • 12-22Carl Friedrich Abel: German / British viola-da-gamba-player / composer

People died in year of 1723

  • 02-02Antonio M Valsalva: Italian anatomist, dies at 66
  • 02-25Christopher Wren: England, astronomer / architect, dies at 90
  • 04-05J Fischer von Erlach: Austrian Architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66
  • 04-10Claude F Tserclaes: South Netherlands Earl of Tilly, dies at 74
  • 07-01Willem van de Pose: Gov of Cape Colony (1699-1797), dies at about 59
  • 07-28Mariana Alcoforado: Nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63
  • 08-21Dimitrie Cantemir: Philosopher / Monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49
  • 08-23Antoine Mouque: Composer, dies at 64
  • 08-26Thonis van Leeuwenhoek: Biologist / inventor (microscope), dies at 90
  • 11-07Godfrey Kneller: English Painter (74-77)
  • 12-22Jacques Basnage: French / Dutch Historian / vicar, dies at 70