Events in year of 1726

  • 06-11Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French Premier
  • 07-23Benjamin Franklin sails back to Philadelphia
  • 08-06Emperor Karel VI and tsarina Catharina the Great sign military treaty
  • 08-09Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
  • 10-11Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

People born in year of 1726

  • 01-04Cornelis Ploos van Amstel: Dutch engraver / art collector
  • 01-18Hendrik D F L: Prince of Prussia / diplomat
  • 02-15Abraham Clark: Farmer / lawyer, signed Declaration of Independence
  • 03-14Josef Antonin Stepan: Composer
  • 04-08Lewis Morris: US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 04-20Jozef de Ferraris: French / Austrian Earl / General / cartographer
  • 04-26Pasquale Paoli: Corsican freedom fighter
  • 05-25Giuseppi Paolucci: Composer
  • 06-03James Hutton: Edinburgh, Scotland -- Geologist
  • 07-20William Jones: Composer
  • 08-26Karl Kohaut: Composer
  • 11-30Jacques Aliamet: French etcher / engraver
  • 12-01Eggert Olafsson: Icelandic writer
  • 12-01Oliver Wolcott: US judge / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 12-24Johann Ernst Hartmann: Composer

People died in year of 1726

  • 01-02Domenico Zipoli: Composer, dies at 37
  • 02-26Maximilian II M Emanuel: Elect of Bavaria / Governor of the Netherlands
  • 03-26John Vanbrugh: Dutch / English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62
  • 04-26Jeremy Collier: Engl Bishop / Historian / opponent to theater, dies at 75
  • 05-14John B Wellekens: Poet / Painter (Wedding Guests)
  • 05-14Moshe Darshan: Rabbi / Author (Torat Ahsam)
  • 06-18Michel-Richard Delalande: Composer, dies at 68
  • 10-16Giovanni Maria Capelli: Composer, dies at 77

Events in year of 1727

  • 04-06Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover
  • 05-07Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
  • 05-29Peter II Aleksei (11) becomes Czar of Russia
  • 05-31France, England and Netherlands sign accord of Paris
  • 06-13Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
  • 07-17Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor
  • 10-21Russian and Chinese accord to correct boundaries
  • 10-29Severe earthquake in New England
  • 11-12France and Bavaria renew secret treaty
  • 11-15New York General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath

People born in year of 1727

  • 01-11Franz Sebastian Haindl: Composer
  • 01-13Johann Christoph Schmugel: Composer
  • 01-22Claude-Benigne Balbastre: Composer
  • 03-14Johann Gottlieb Goldberg: Composer
  • 03-28Maximilian III Jozef: Elector of Bayern (1745-77)
  • 03-30Tommaso MFS Traetta: Italian opera composer / band leader (Farnace)
  • 04-03Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt: Flemish painter / engraver
  • 04-05Pasquale Ankossi: Composer
  • 04-07Henri Hardouin: Composer
  • 04-12Gaspare Gabellone: Composer
  • 05-10Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot: French Minister of Finance (17.. -76)
  • 05-14Thomas Gainsborough: English painter (Blue Boy), baptized
  • 08-15Johann Georg Holzbogen: Composer
  • 08-23Friedrich Hartmann Graf: Composer
  • 09-29Henry Harington: Composer
  • 10-09Johann Wilhelm Hertel: Composer
  • 12-22William Ellery: US attorney / signer (Declaration of Independence)

People died in year of 1727

  • 01-20John van Bylevelt: Catholic apostole
  • 02-22Francesco Gasparini: Composer, dies at 58
  • 03-20Issac Newton: English physicist / astronomer, dies in London at 84
  • 05-02Paul Aler: French Jesuit / Poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70
  • 05-06Catharina I: Latvia tsarina of Russia, dies at about 42
  • 05-17Catherine I: Empress of Russia (1725-27)
  • 06-10George Ludwig: German Monarch of Hannover / King of England, dies at 67
  • 06-14Cornelis Cruys: Norwegian / Dutch Admiral, dies at 70
  • 07-30Franz Weichlein: Composer, dies at 67
  • 08-06Francois Valentijn: Vicar / writer, dies at 61
  • 08-09Johann Philipp Treiber: Composer, dies at 52
  • 08-14William Croft: Composer, dies at 48
  • 09-25Jacques Abbadie: French theologist, dies at about 73
  • 12-01Johann Heinrich Buttstett: Composer, dies at 61