1709 in History – What happened in year 1709

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

In history, year 1709 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 1709.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1709 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 februaryScottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was rescued by English captain Woodes Rogers and the crew of the Duke after spending four years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Juan Fernández. archipelago, providing the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe.
08 julyGreat Northern War-Peter I of Russia defeated Charles XII ofSweden in Poltava, effectively ending Sweden's role as a major power inEurope.
28 OctoberEngland and the Netherlands signed the anti-France treaty.
11 JanuaryKole Seeber's play "Rival Fools" premiered in London.
27 MarchHerdingwald's embankment broke.
27 JunePeter Russia defeated Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of the Great Poltava.
27 JulyEmperor Imper Nakamikado sat on the throne of Japan.
28 AugustPamhiba was crowned the king of Manipur.
03 SeptemberThe first major group of Swiss reached the German colonies.
29 OctoberEngland and the Netherlands signed an anti-France treaty.
25 DecemberTen ships sailed from London to New York Colony, sending 4000 people.

Famous birthdays in the year 1709:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberFranz Xaver Richter / Singer / Czech Republic
05 JulyÉtienne de Silhouette / Politician / France
08 AugustHermann Anton Gelinek / Violinist / Germany
10 March Georg Wilhelm Steller / Zoologist / Germany
11 JuneJoachim Martin Falbe / Painter / Germany
11 JulyJohan Gottschalk Wallerius / Chemist / Sweden
14 AprilCharles Collé / Writer / France
18 SeptemberSamuel Johnson / Poet / United Kingdom
22 NovemberFranz Benda / Violinist / Czech Republic
24 February Jacques de Vaucanson / Engineer / France
24 January Dom Bédos de Celles / Monk / France
25 OctoberGeorg Gebel / Composer / Germany
25 JuneFrancesco Araja / Composer / Italy
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