1717 in History – What happened in year 1717

✅ Published on March 30th, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1717 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 1717.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1717 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 juneThe first Masonic Grand Lodge, the Premier Grand Lodge ofEngland, was founded in London.
14 JanuaryGerman deposition leader "Sajko " was sentenced to death in Amsterdam.
01 FebruaryHenri de Aguesso's first appointment as chancellor of France.
02 MarchThe Love of Mars and Venus first ballet show was performed in England.
27 MaySpain united its South American colonies as the viceroyalty of New Grenada.
24 JuneThe Premier Grand Lodge of England, modern and the first Free-Maison Grand Lodge which merged with the Grand Lodge of England in 1813 with the Grand Lodge of England) was established in London.
28 JulyKing Frederick Wilhelm I of Porsia made education compulsory for children aged 5–12 years.
22 AugustSpanish troops landed on Sardinia.
18 SeptemberThe first known Druid revival ceremony was held by John Toland in London, at the Equinox of Autumn, at Pratheros Hill.
28 NovemberA French merchant vessel invades "La Concorde " and talks about capturing Queen Anne and taking revenge.
25 DecemberChristmas flood: A devastating flood on the northwest coast between the Netherlands and Denmark killed thousands and left them homeless.


Famous birthdays in the year 1717:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Ernst Gideon von Laudon / Field Marshal / Austria
04 SeptemberJob Orton / Author / United Kingdom
05 January William Barrington / Politician / United Kingdom
08 JuneJohn Collins / Politician / United States of America
09 AprilGeorg Matthias Monn / Composer / Austria
09 DecemberJohann Joachim Winckelmann / Historian / Germany
13 MayMaria Theresa / Queen / Austria
15 AugustBlind Jack / Engineer / United Kingdom
16 DecemberElizabeth Carter / Poet / United Kingdom
16 NovemberJean le Rond d'Alembert / Mathematician / France
18 JuneJohann Stamitz / Violinist / Czech Republic
19 February David Garrick / Actor / United Kingdom
20 DecemberCharles Gravier / Politician / France
20 JuneJacques Saly / Painter / France
24 SeptemberHorace Walpole / Author / United Kingdom
27 JuneLouis-Guillaume Le Monnier / Physicist / France
28 January Mustafa III / Sultan / Turkey
29 January Jeffery Amherst / Politician / United Kingdom
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