1715 in History – What happened in year 1715

In history, year 1715 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 1715.

Know what happened in 1715:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 SeptemberLouis XIV of France, the 'Sun King', died after a reign of 72 years, longer than any other French or other major European monarch atthe time.
01 AugustIntroduced during a time of civil disturbance in Great Britain,the Riot Act came into force, authorising authorities to declare anygroup of twelve or more people to be unlawfully assembled.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1715:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilWilliam Watson / Physician / United Kingdom
03 MayRichard Graves / Author / United Kingdom
04 JulyChristian Fürchtegott Gellert / Poet / Germany
05 NovemberJohn Brown / Author / United Kingdom
06 AugustLuc de Clapiers / Author / France
07 March Ewald Christian von Kleist / Poet / Germany
08 OctoberMichel Benoist / Scientist / France
11 AprilJohn Alcock / Composer / United Kingdom
11 MayJohann Gottfried Bernhard Bach / Organist / Germany
12 January Jacques Duphly / Composer / France
13 NovemberDorothea Erxleben / Doctor / Germany
15 SeptemberJean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval / Engineer / France
16 NovemberGirolamo Abos / Educator / Italy
19 AprilJames Nares / Composer / United Kingdom
22 SeptemberJean-Étienne Guettard / Mineralogist / France
23 NovemberPierre Charles Le Monnier / Author / France
25 JuneJoseph Foullon de Doué / Politician / France
27 DecemberPhilippe de Noailles / General / France
28 AprilFranz Sparry / Educator / Austria
29 January Georg Christoph Wagenseil / Organist / Austria

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