1717 in History – What happened in year 1717

In history, year 1717 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 1717.

Know what happened in 1717:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 JuneThe first Masonic Grand Lodge, the Premier Grand Lodge ofEngland, was founded in London.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1717:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Ernst Gideon von Laudon / Field Marshal / Austria
04 SeptemberJob Orton / Author / United Kingdom
05 January William Barrington / Politician / United Kingdom
08 JuneJohn Collins / Politician / United States of America
09 DecemberJohann Joachim Winckelmann / Historian / Germany
09 AprilGeorg Matthias Monn / Composer / Austria
13 MayMaria Theresa / Queen / Austria
15 AugustBlind Jack / Engineer / United Kingdom
16 DecemberElizabeth Carter / Poet / United Kingdom
16 NovemberJean le Rond d'Alembert / Mathematician / France
18 JuneJohann Stamitz / Violinist / Czech Republic
19 February David Garrick / Actor / United Kingdom
20 DecemberCharles Gravier / Politician / France
20 JuneJacques Saly / Painter / France
24 SeptemberHorace Walpole / Author / United Kingdom
27 JuneLouis-Guillaume Le Monnier / Physicist / France
28 January Mustafa III / Sultan / Turkey
29 January Jeffery Amherst / Politician / United Kingdom

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