1701 in History – What happened in year 1701

In history, year 1701 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1701.

Know what happened in 1701:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 OctoberThe Collegiate School of Connecticut, later renamed YaleUniversity, was chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, US.
24 JulyFrench explorer Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac established FortPontchartrain du Détroit, which later grew into the city of Detroit(pictured).
23 MayScottish privateer William Kidd was executed for piracy.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1701:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Johan Agrell / Pianist / Sweden
04 AugustThomas Blackwell / Historian / Scotland
14 MayWilliam Emerson / Academic / United Kingdom
14 February Enrique Flórez / Author / Spain
15 OctoberMarie-Marguerite d'Youville / Nun / Canada
18 OctoberCharles le Beau / Author / France
18 January Johann Jakob Moser / Jurist / Germany
19 JuneFrançois Rebel / Violinist / France
27 NovemberAnders Celsius / Physicist / Sweden
27 January Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim / Historian / Germany
28 January Charles Marie de La Condamine / Mathematician / France

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1701:

YearName / Profession / Country
18 March Niclas Sahlgren / Business Man / India

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