1720 in History – What happened in year 1720

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

In history, year 1720 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 1720.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1720 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 JuneThe third Stockholm Treaty was signed between Sweden and Denmark.
02 AprilPeshwa Balaji Vishwanath passed away.
21 AprilBaji Rao I succeeded Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath.
17 FebruaryThe Treaty of The Hague signed between Spain, Britain, France, Austria and the Dutch Republic, with the Quarterral Alliance ending the war.
24 MarchThe Reichsgrad of the Estates made Frederick I the King of Sweden.
25 MayThe ship "Le Grand Saint Antoine" reached Marseille, and about 100,000 were killed by the plague in Europe.
09 JuneSweden and Denmark signed the third treaty of Stockholm.
27 JulySecond important victory of the Russian Navy - Battle of Gangnam.
12 SeptemberIsaak of Hoenbeek elects a Dutch pension consultant.
10 OctoberThe French government announced a strike on the notes.
16 NovemberThe pirate "Caligo Jack " Rackham is brought to trial in Spanish Town in Jamaica; Two days later he was hanged at Port Royal.


Famous birthdays in the year 1720:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 OctoberJohann Uz / Poet / Germany
04 OctoberGiovanni Battista Piranesi / Sculptor / Italy
04 January Johann Friedrich Agricola / Composer / Germany
08 AugustCarl Fredrik Pechlin / Politician / Sweden
08 MayWilliam Cavendish / Politician / United Kingdom
13 March Charles Bonnet / Author / Switzerland
13 DecemberCarlo Gozzi / Playwright / Italy
14 DecemberJustus Möser / Jurist / Germany
15 MayMaximilian Hell / Priest / Hungary
16 NovemberCarlo Antonio Campioni / Composer / France
17 OctoberMaria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini / Composer / Italy
18 AugustLaurence Shirley / Politician / United Kingdom
18 JulyGilbert White / Ornithologist / United Kingdom
19 OctoberJohn Woolman / Journalist / United States of America
22 March Nicolas-Henri Jardin / Architect / France
23 AprilVilna Gaon / Author / Lithuania
26 February Gian Francesco Albani / Cardinal / Italy
30 January Charles De Geer / Archaeologist / Sweden
30 AugustSamuel Whitbread / Politician / United Kingdom
31 DecemberCharles Edward Stuart / King / Italy
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