1701 in History – What happened in year 1701

✅ Published on March 29th, 2009 in 18th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1701 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 mayScottish privateer William Kidd was executed for piracy.
24 julyFrench explorer Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac established Fort Pontchar train du Détroit, which later grew into the city of Detroit.
09 octoberThe Collegiate School of Connecticut, later renamed YaleUniversity, was chartered in Old Saycbrook, Connecticut, US.
12 JanuaryThe Gregorian calendar was adopted in the Netherlands.
09 MarchFrance, Cologne and Bavaria formed an alliance.
15 MayThe Spanish War began for succession.
24 JulyA Frenchman named Fort Pontchartrain established the emporium.
02 AugustThe Great Peace Hurons of Montreal signed Indian castes by France and North American at the urging of Chief Condieronque.
07 SeptemberGermany, England and the Netherlands signed the opposing French.
09 OctoberYale University was established in New Haven.
08 NovemberWilliam Penn presented the privilege chart.


Famous birthdays in the year 1701:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Johan Agrell / Pianist / Sweden
04 AugustThomas Blackwell / Historian / Scotland
14 February Enrique Flórez / Author / Spain
14 MayWilliam Emerson / Academic / United Kingdom
15 OctoberMarie-Marguerite d'Youville / Nun / Canada
18 January Johann Jakob Moser / Jurist / Germany
18 OctoberCharles le Beau / Author / France
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

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1701:

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