1715 in History – What happened in year 1715

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

In history, year 1715 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 1715.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1715 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 augustIntroduced during a time of civil disturbance in Great Britain,the Riot Act came into force, authorising authorities to declare anygroup of twelve or more people to be unlawfully assembled.
01 septemberLouis XIV of France, the 'Sun King', died after a reign of 72 years, longer than any other French or other major European monarch at the time.
04 MayThe first umbrella opened and closed in Paris.
24 DecemberSweden's army captured Norway.
11 FebruaryTuscara War: Tuscara and his allies signed a peace treaty with the Province of Carolina and agreed to go on a reservation near Lake Mattamusket and end the Tuscara War in New York.
15 AprilThe Yakay War in South Carolina began with the Pokolago Massacre.
01 MayPersia declared war with Sweden.
24 July1715 Treasure Fleet: A Spanish treasure on 10 ships under General Don Juan Ubila went from Spain to Havana, Cuba, seven days later, nine of them sank in a storm off the coast of Florida and some treasure was later found.
31 AugustEngland's Old Dock Liverpool was inaugurated by an engineer named Thomas Steer.
01 SeptemberKing Louis Fourteen of France died after a reign of 72 years, the longest reign of any major European king.
13 NovemberThe Battle of Sherifmuer began on 13 November, during the Jerrabet Rebellion, the battle remained inconclusive but government forces led by the Jacobite army led by the Scottish Earl of March.
22 DecemberJames Edward Stuart reunited the Jacobite rebels in Scotland, but failed to provoke his army.


Famous birthdays in the year 1715:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilWilliam Watson / Physician / United Kingdom
03 MayRichard Graves / Author / United Kingdom
04 JulyChristian Fürchtegott Gellert / Poet / Germany
04 March James Waldegrave / Politician / United Kingdom
05 OctoberVictor de Riqueti / Educator / France
05 NovemberJohn Brown / Author / United Kingdom
06 AugustLuc de Clapiers / Author / France
07 March Ewald Christian von Kleist / Poet / Germany
11 MayJohann Gottfried Bernhard Bach / Organist / Germany
12 January Jacques Duphly / Composer / France
13 NovemberDorothea Erxleben / Doctor / Germany
15 SeptemberJean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval / Engineer / France
16 NovemberGirolamo Abos / Educator / Italy
19 AprilJames Nares / Composer / United Kingdom
22 MayFrançois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis / Diplomat / France
23 AprilJohann Friedrich Doles / Composer / Germany
23 NovemberPierre Charles Le Monnier / Author / France
27 DecemberPhilippe de Noailles / General / France
28 AprilFranz Sparry / Educator / Austria
29 January Georg Christoph Wagenseil / Organist / Austria
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