What Happened In History Year 1724

Historical Events for the Year 1724

  • 14th January » King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.
  • 28th January » The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
  • 11th November » Joseph Blake (criminal) called Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London.
  • 7th December » Tumult of Thorn (Toruń) Tumult of Thorn: Religious unrest is followed by the execution of nine Protestantism Protestant citizens and the mayor of Toruń Thorn (Toruń) by Poland Polish authorities.

Famous Birthdays in 1724

  • 12th January » Frances Brooke, English author and playwright (d. 1789)
  • 26th February » Gottfried Heinrich Bach, German son of Johann Sebastian Bach (d. 1763)
  • 28th February » George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, English field marshal (d. 1807)
  • 29th February » Eva Marie Veigel, Austrian-English dancer (d. 1822)
  • 6th March » Henry Laurens, American merchant and politician, 5th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1792)
  • 27th March » Jane Colden, American botanist (d. 1766)
  • 12th April » Lyman Hall, American physician, clergyman, and politician, 16th Governor of Georgia (d. 1790)
  • 22nd April » Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (d. 1804)
  • 7th May » Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian general (d. 1797)
  • 19th May » Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, English admiral and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1779)
  • 22nd May » Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French cartographer and explorer (d. 1772)
  • 8th June » John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (d. 1794)
  • 2nd July » Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (d. 1803)
  • 18th July » Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (d. 1780)
  • 31st July » Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (d. 1801)
  • 23rd August » Abraham Yates, Jr., American lawyer and civil servant (d. 1796)
  • 25th August » George Stubbs, English painter (d. 1806)
  • 27th August » John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American pastor, planter, and politician (d. 1781)
  • 29th August » Giovanni Battista Casti, Italian poet and author (d. 1803)
  • 3rd September » Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, Irish-English general and politician, 21st List of Governors General of Canada e.g Governor General of Canada (d. 1808)
  • 1st October » Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1808)
  • 31st October » Christopher Anstey, English author and poet (d. 1805)
  • 24th November » Maria Amalia of Saxony (d. 1760)
  • 7th December » Louise of Great Britain (d. 1751)
  • 8th December » Claude Balbastre, French organist and composer (d. 1799)
  • 12th December » Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, English admiral and politician (d. 1816)
  • 13th December » Franz Aepinus, German astronomer and philosopher (d. 1802)
  • 24th December » Johann Conrad Amman (1724-1811) or Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician (d. 1811)
  • 30th December » Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter (d. 1805)

Famous Deaths in History for 1724

  • 12th February » Elkanah Settle, English poet and playwright (b. 1648)
  • 7th March » Pope Innocent XIII (b. 1655)
  • 10th March » Urban Hjärne, Swedish chemist, geologist, and physician (b. 1641)
  • 3rd May » John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, politician, and academic (b. 1662)
  • 21st May » Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1661)
  • 15th June » Henry Sacheverell, English clergyman and politician (b. 1674)
  • 6th September » Jonathan Singletary Dunham, American settler (b. 1640)
  • 2nd October » François-Timoléon de Choisy, French historian and author (b. 1644)
  • 11th November » Joseph Blake (criminal) named Joseph Blake, English criminal (b. 1700)
  • 16th November » Jack Sheppard, English criminal (b. 1702)
  • 18th November » Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese priest (b. 1685)

Historical events for the year 1724 by month