1707 in History – What happened in year 1707

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

In history, year 1707 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 1707.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1707 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 mayUnder the terms of the Acts of Union, the Kingdoms of England and Scotland merged to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, a single kingdom encompassing the entire island of Great Britain with a single parliament and government based in Westminster.
20 augustThe first Siege of Pensacola came to an end with the Britishabandoning their attempt to capture Pensacola in Spanish Florida.
22 octoberIn one of the worst maritime disasters in the history of theBritish Isles, more than 1,400 sailors on four Royal Navy ships werelost in stormy weather off the Isles of Scilly.
28 octoberThe Hoei earthquake ruptured all of the segments of the Nankaimegathrust simultaneously—the only earthquake known to have donethis—with an estimated magnitude of 8.6 ML.
29 octoberThe Hoei earthquake ruptured all of the segments of the Nankaimegathrust simultaneously—the only earthquake known to have donethis—with an estimated magnitude of 8.6 ML.
22 NovemberPrince Johann Willem Friso was sworn in as Viceroy of Freesland.
16 DecemberThe last volcano erupted in Mount Fuji, Japan.
20 FebruaryThe Mughal ruler Aurangzeb died in Ahmednagar.
03 MarchThe sixth Mughal emperor Aurangzeb died and Bahadur Shah I ascended the throne.
01 JanuaryJohn V was crowned King of Portugal and Algarve in Lisbon.
19 MarchThe Act of Union with Scotland was approved by the Parliament of England.
25 AprilBattle of Alamansa; France and the Spaniards defeated the British and Portuguese.
23 MayA volcanic eruption began in Santorini Caldera.
13 JuneFerenc Rococzy II declared Hungary as independent.
22 AugustSweden and Prussia signed military treaties.
15 SeptemberFerenc Rococci II, Prince of Transylvania and Tsar Peter negotiated the Social Security Agreement.
23 OctoberThe Parliament of the Kingdom of Great Britain was annexed for the first time in London.
22 NovemberPrince Johann Willem Friso sworn in as Viceroy of Friesland.
16 DecemberThe last record of Mount Fuji in Japan exploded.


Famous birthdays in the year 1707:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayJean-Baptiste Barrière / Composer / France
07 SeptemberGeorges-Louis Leclerc / Author / France
10 AprilMichel Corrette / Composer / France
15 AprilLeonhard Euler / Mathematician / Switzerland
18 DecemberCharles Wesley / Composer / United Kingdom
22 AprilHenry Fielding / Novelist / United Kingdom
23 MayCarl Linnaeus / Physician / Sweden
25 February Carlo Goldoni / Composer / Italy
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