1716 (one thousand seven hundred and sixteenth) year according to the Gregorian calendar is a leap year starting on Wednesday. This is the year 1716 AD, the 6th year of the 2nd decade of the 18th century of the 2nd millennium, the 7th year of the 1710s. It ended 306 years ago.
The term of the British Parliament has been extended from 3 to 7 years. In the Whig party, the Stanhope-Sunderland and Walpole-Townshend groups stood out.
Last burning of "witches" in England.
In France, the Scot John Law (1671-1729) established a private bank.
1716-1718 - War between Turkey and Austria.
October 15 - The Austrian army of Eugene of Savoy took Temesvar (Timisoara).
Embassy of A. Bekovich-Cherkassky (Kabardian Prince Devlet-Kizden-Murza) to Central Asia. He was instructed to persuade the Khiva khan to Russian citizenship, and the Bukhara khan to friendship with Russia. Unsuccessful attempt of the Khan of Khiva to destroy the expedition in an open battle.
1716-1723 - Campaigns of the Dzungarian feudal lords against the Kazakhs.
The Manchus introduced the first restrictions on the entry of foreigners into China.
1716-1751 - Reign of the shogun Tokugawa Yoshimuna in Japan.
The city of Omsk was founded
The city of Berdsk was founded
See also: Category:Born in 1716
Afanasy Ivanovich Bunin, Tula landowner, father of V. A. Zhukovsky.
January 15 – Philip Livingston, American politician (d.
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