1717

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May 21, 2022

Centuries: 17th century - 18th century - 19th century Decades: 1660s - 1670s - 1680s - 1690s - 1700s - 1710s - 1720s - 1730s - 1740s - 1750s years - 1760s Years: 1712 - 1713 - 1714 - 1715 - 1716 - 1717 - 1718 - 1719 - 1720 - 1721 - 1722

Events

Fixed date events

October 10 - II. Ferenc Rákóczi lands in Gallipoli, Turkey. June 24 - Formation of the English Lodge in London. July 17 - At the ceremony of King George I of Britain, Georg Friedrich Händel's Water Music is presented. August 22 – September 4 - The last Tartar invasion in Hungary and Transylvania.

Topics of the year

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Births

January 28 - III. Mustafa, 27th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire († 1774) January 29 - General Jeffrey Amherst, successful commander of the North American Battlefield in the Seven Years' War († 1797) May 13 - Maria Theresa, Queen of Hungary († 1780) October 5 - Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle, XV. One of the official lovers of King Louis of France († 1744) October 5 - Horace Walpole, English writer († 1797) November 16 - Jean le Rond d’Alembert, French mathematician, philosopher, engineer, encyclopedist († 1783) December 9 - Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German archaeologist, art historian († 1768)

Deaths

January 13 - Maria Sibylla Merian, German naturalist, scientific illustrator (* 1647) June 23 - József Feichtenberger, Jesuit priest, teacher, poet (* 1694) November 2 - Johann Jakob Walther, German violinist, composer (* 1650)

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