1721 in History – What happened in year 1721

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

In history, year 1721 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 1721.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1721 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 marchJohann Sebastian Bach presented Margrave Christian Ludwig Brandenburg-Schwedt with six concertos, now commonly called the Brandenburg concertos.
13 JuneEngland signed the charter with Madriand.
09 JanuaryThe committee investigating the South Sea bubble in England published its findings.
24 MarchJohann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto was dedicated to Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwright.
04 AprilRobert Walpole became the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.
08 MayPope Innocent XIII Pope Clement XI succeeded as the 244th Pope.
26 JuneDr. Zabdiel made Boylestone America's first smallpox.
30 AugustThe North Sea War ended with Russian / Swedish peace.
22 OctoberCzar Peter the Great "All-Russian Emperor was made.
02 NovemberThe great Peter architect declared the first emperor of Russia, it was replacing 176-year-old Taradam of Russia with the Russian Empire.


Famous birthdays in the year 1721:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilPieter Hellendaal / Violinist / United Kingdom
03 February Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz / General / Prussia
04 AugustGranville Leveson-Gower / Politician / United Kingdom
06 DecemberJames Elphinston / Philologist / Scotland
06 DecemberGuillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes / Politician / France
09 JulyJohann Nikolaus Götz / Poet / Germany
09 DecemberPeter Pelham / Composer / United States of America
09 NovemberMark Akenside / Poet / United Kingdom
09 SeptemberFredrik Henrik af Chapman / Admiral / Sweden
11 AprilDavid Zeisberger / Missionary / United States of America
13 February John Reid / General / Scotland
14 JulyJohn Douglas / Scholar / Scotland
19 March Tobias Smollett / Author / Italy
19 AprilRoger Sherman / Politician / United States of America
19 SeptemberWilliam Robertson / Historian / Scotland
19 January Jean-Philippe Baratier / Author / Germany
19 OctoberJoseph de Guignes / Orientalist / France
21 January James Murray / Politician / Scotland
24 February John McKinly / Politician / United States of America
31 AugustGeorge Hervey / Politician / United Kingdom
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