1719 in History – What happened in year 1719

In history, year 1719 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 1719.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1719:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 januaryEmperor Charles VI established Liechtenste in, the only principality in the Holy Roman Empire still in existence today.
20 OctoberGerman mathematician and philosopher Gatfried Akhenwal was born. He had extensive knowledge of mathematics and philosophy.
23 JanuaryLiechtenstein's principality was created within the Holy Roman Empire.
12 FebruaryOderlinge van 1719 UA, the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands.
19 AprilIn Louisiana (New France), Bienville's brother came to take part in the French War, after which war was declared between France and Spain from December 1718.
14 MayNew France captured Bienville, Pensacola in a war with Spain.
10 JuneBattle of Glen Sheel: British forces defeated Yakub and his Spanish allies.
20 NovemberStockholm signed a peace settlement with Sweden and Hannover.
11 DecemberThe first demonstration of the Aurora Borealis began in the North American Colonies (New England).


Famous birthdays in the year 1719:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 January Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat / Shipbuilder / France
02 AprilJohann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim / Poet / Germany
03 January Francisco José Freire / Historian / Portugal
04 March George Pigot / Politician / United Kingdom
04 AugustJohann Gottlob Lehmann / Geologist / Germany
05 AprilAxel von Fersen the Elder / Politician / Sweden
09 NovemberDomenico Lorenzo Ponziani / Priest / Italy
13 February George Brydges Rodney / Politician / United Kingdom
13 March John Griffin / Politician / United Kingdom
14 NovemberLeopold Mozart / Violinist / Austria
17 OctoberJacques Cazotte / Author / France
20 AugustChristian Mayer / Educator / Czech Republic
20 OctoberGottfried Achenwall / Historian / Germany
23 January John Landen / Mathematician / United Kingdom
23 NovemberSpranger Barry / Actor / Ireland
25 AugustCharles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo / Painter / France
27 SeptemberAbraham Gotthelf Kästner / Mathematician / Germany
28 January Johann Elias Schlegel / Poet / Germany
28 January Christian Felix Weiße / Poet / Germany
30 MayRoger Newdigate / Politician / United Kingdom

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