1702 in History – What happened in year 1702

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

In history, year 1702 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 1702.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1702 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 marchPrincess Anne of Denmark and Norway became the Queen ofEngland, Scotland and Ireland, succeeding William III.
19 julyGreat Northern War-A numerically superior Polish–Saxon armyof Augustus II the Strong, operating from an advantageous defensiveposition, was defeated by a Swedish army half its size in the Battle ofKlissow.
30 decemberCarolina colonial governor James Moore abandoned the siege against the Castillo de San Marcos at St. Augustine, Spanish Florida, and retreated to Charles Town in disgrace.
14 MayEngland and the Netherlands declared war against France and Spain.
19 JulyThe Swedish army led by King Charles captured the city of Kraków in the Czech Republic.
08 MarchMehrani Anne assumed power after the death of King William III of England.
11 MarchThe publication of the first English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" was started.
14 MayEngland and Netherlands declare war with France and Spain
02 JuneQueen Anne's Captain General John Churchill forced the surrender of Caesarsworth on the Rhine.
19 JulyKing Charles XII captured the Swedish troops.
16 SeptemberJohn Churchill was forced to surrender Venlo on the River Meuse.
07 OctoberCaptured British and Dutch troops led by Marlborough.
14 DecemberJohn Churchill was made king of Marlborough.

Famous birthdays in the year 1702:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayFriedrich Christoph Oetinger / Theologian / Germany
04 March Jack Sheppard / Criminal / United Kingdom
06 January José de Nebra / Composer / Spain
10 January Johannes Zick / Painter / Germany
15 AugustFrancesco Zuccarelli / Academic / Italy
22 JulyAlessandro Besozzi / Composer / Italy
26 JunePhilip Doddridge / Writer / United Kingdom
27 March Johann Ernst Eberlin / Composer / Germany
31 JulyJean Denis Attiret / Painter / France
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