What Happened In History Year 1707

Historical Events for the Year 1707

  • 1st January » John V of Portugal known as John V is crowned King of Portugal.
  • 16th January » The Parliament of Scotland Scottish Parliament ratifies the Acts of Union 1707 Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain.
  • 24th March » The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 25th April » The House of Habsburg Habsburg army is defeated by House of Bourbon Bourbon army at Battle of Almansa Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1st May » The Act of Union 1707 known as Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 20th August » The first Siege of Pensacola (1707) called Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.
  • 22nd October » Scilly naval disaster of 1707 known as Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships run aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drown.
  • 23rd October » The first Parliament of Great Britain meets.
  • 28th October » The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū, Japan
  • 30th November » The second Siege of Pensacola (1707) called Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.

Famous Birthdays in 1707

  • 25th February » Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright (d. 1793)
  • 10th April » Michel Corrette, French organist, composer, and author (d. 1795)
  • 15th April » Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1783)
  • 22nd April » Henry Fielding, English author and playwright (d. 1754)
  • 2nd May » Jean-Baptiste Barrière, French cellist and composer (d. 1747)
  • 23rd May » Carl Linnaeus, Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist (d. 1778)
  • 24th August » Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (d. 1791)
  • 25th August » Louis I of Spain (d. 1724)
  • 7th September » Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French mathematician, cosmologist, and author (d. 1788)
  • 18th December » Charles Wesley, English missionary and composer (d. 1788)

Famous Deaths in History for 1707

  • 8th January » John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (b. 1648)
  • 10th January » Philibert de Gramont, French soldier (b. 1621)
  • 20th January » Humphrey Hody, English theologian (b. 1659)
  • 3rd March » Aurangzeb, Mughal emperor (b. 1618)
  • 30th March » Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, French general and engineer (b. 1633)
  • 6th April » Willem van de Velde the Younger, Dutch painter (b. 1633)
  • 29th April » George Farquhar, Irish-English playwright (b. 1678)
  • 9th May » Dieterich Buxtehude, German-Danish organist and composer (b. 1637)
  • 27th May » Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
  • 16th June » Marie de Nemours, French wife of Henri II, Duke of Nemours (b. 1625)
  • 23rd June » John Mill (theologian) called John Mill, English theologian (b. 1645)
  • 18th August » William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire (b. 1640)
  • 20th August » Nicolas Gigault, French organist and composer (b. 1627)
  • 15th September » George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
  • 24th September » Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
  • 24th December » Noël Coypel, French painter (b. 1628)
  • 27th December » Jean Mabillon, French monk and scholar (b. 1632)

Historical events for the year 1707 by month