Events in year of 1724

  • 01-14Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
  • 04-01Henry Pelham becomes English Minister of War
  • 04-06Duke of Newcastle becomes English Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 04-161st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)
  • 06-23Russia and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
  • 10-15Cornelis Steenoven is 1st Archbishop of Old-Catholic church
  • 12-23Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Aust Neth
  • 12-24Benjamin Franklin arrives in London

People born in year of 1724

  • 01-30Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger: Composer
  • 04-12Lyman Hall: US Physician (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 04-22Immanuel Kant: Konigsberg, Germany -- Philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason)
  • 04-27Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz: Composer
  • 05-10Johan A Zoutman: Dutch Lieutenant Admiral (battle of Doggersbank)
  • 06-08John Smeaton: Leeds, England -- Civil Engineer
  • 07-02Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock: German poet
  • 08-25George Stubbs: England, United Kingdom -- Animal painter (House Frightened by Lion)
  • 09-01John Nieuwenhuijzen: Theologist / co-founder (Society of It General)
  • 10-01Giovanni Battista Cirri: Composer
  • 11-11Willem A Alting: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1780-97)
  • 11-21John Ekels [the Old]: Amsterdam painter / cartoonist
  • 12-01Charles Theodoor: Elector (Palts & Bayern)
  • 12-01Dismas Hatas: Composer
  • 12-05Joseph Friebert: Composer
  • 12-13Aepinus [Franz UT Hoch]: German Physician / physicist
  • 12-31Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel: Composer

People died in year of 1724

  • 02-13Francisco Jose Coutinho: Composer, dies at 43
  • 03-07Innocent XIII [Michelangiolo dei Conti]: Pope (1721-24), dies at 68
  • 03-08Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli: Swiss architect, dies at about 81
  • 05-18Johann K Amman: Swiss / Dutch doctor for deaf-mutes, dies at 54
  • 06-24Johann Theile: German Composer (Adam und Eva), dies at 77
  • 08-24Andreas Kneller: Composer, dies at 75
  • 11-16Jack Sheppard: English robber, hanged

Events in year of 1725

  • 04-30Emperor Charles VI and King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
  • 05-01Spain and Austria sign trade treaty
  • 09-03England, France, Hannover and Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
  • 09-05French King Louis XV marries Polish Princess Mary Lesczynski
  • 11-05Spain and Austria sign secret treaty

People born in year of 1725

  • 02-25Karl Wilhelm Ramler: German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • 03-29Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder: Composer
  • 04-01Francois Bainville: Composer
  • 04-02Casanova: Writer
  • 04-05Giacomo Casanova: Italian writer / philanderer / adventurer (uncertain)
  • 04-20Johann Friedrich Kloffler: Composer
  • 06-17Joseph Anton Bauer: Composer
  • 07-16Georg Simon Lohlein: Composer
  • 08-15Ferdinando Bertoni: Composer
  • 08-21Jean-Baptiste Greuze: French painter
  • 08-24Johann Balthasar Kehl: Composer
  • 09-25Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot: Designed and built 1st automobile
  • 10-17John Wilkes: English journalist / MP (N Briton)

People died in year of 1725

  • 01-06Chikamatsu Monzaemon: Japanese playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71
  • 02-06Johann Philipp Krieger: Composer, dies at 75
  • 02-08Peter I "the Great" Romanov: Czar of Russia (1682-1725), dies at 52
  • 05-08John Lovewell: US indian fighter, dies in battle
  • 05-21Robert Haley Earl of Oxford: English Whig Premier (1710-4), dies at 63
  • 08-15Gerard Noodt: Lawyer, dies at 77
  • 10-22Alessandro Scarlatti: Composer, dies at 65
  • 10-22Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlotti: Composer, dies at 65
  • 10-27Jacob Hop: Politician / diplomat, dies at 71