1700 in History – What happened in year 1700

In history, year 1700 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 1700.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1700:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 novemberGreat Northern War-Swedish forces led by King Charles XII defeated the Russian army of Tsar Peter the Great at the Battle of Narva.
02 MarchRajaram, the younger son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died in Sinhagad.
01 JanuaryThe Gregorian calendar began to be used except in Western Europe and England.
27 FebruaryThe island of New Britain was discovered in the Western Pacific by William Dampier.
25 MarchLondon signed the treaties of France, England and Holland.
05 MayWilliam Penn's advocacy of emancipation began at monthly meetings for blacks.
30 JuneStarted the Gregorian calendar in Gelderland.
13 JulyThe Russian-Turkish War took place after the Treaty of Constantinople established peace.
08 AugustDenmark and Sweden signed the peace treaty.
14 OctoberRabbis Judah Hasid and Chaim Molochow came to Jerusalem.
16 NovemberThe Emperor of Brandenburg was made king of Persia.
28 DecemberLaurence Hyde Rochester was appointed the first Earl Ireland Lord Lieutenant.


Famous birthdays in the year 1700:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Johann Christoph Gottsched / Author / Germany
07 MayGerard van Swieten / Physician / Netherlands
08 February Daniel Bernoulli / Mathematician / Switzerland
10 OctoberLambert-Sigisbert Adam / Sculptor / France
11 SeptemberJames Thomson / Poet / Scotland
12 MayLuigi Vanvitelli / Engineer / Italy
13 AugustHeinrich von Brühl / Politician / Germany
13 March Michel Blavet / Composer / France
14 January Picander / Poet / Germany
19 NovemberJean-Antoine Nollet / Physicist / France
19 MayJosé de Escandón / Politician / Spain
26 MayNicolaus Zinzendorf / Bishop / Germany
28 NovemberNathaniel Bliss / Astronomer / United Kingdom
30 SeptemberStanisław Konarski / Poet / Poland

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1700:

YearName / Profession / Country
18 AugustBaji Rao I / Emperor / India

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