1722 in History – What happened in year 1722

In history, year 1722 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 1722.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1722:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 aprilDutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen became the first European toland on Easter Island.
24 JanuaryEdward Wiglesworth was appointed the first North American divinity professor.
17 MarchWilliam K.H. Friso was appointed Mayor of Darren.
05 AprilYakub Roggin discovered Easter Island.
25 JulyFather's Rally War 1722-25) began along the Maine and Massachusetts border.
03 MayPerrier de Marivaux \ La Double Incostans \ premiered in Paris.
15 AugustWilliam Buttin, 17, hanged for arson and murder in the Colony of Pennsylvania.
12 SeptemberIn Persian, Baku and Derbent were captured by Russian troops.
19 OctoberThe French C Hoffer built a fire extinguisher.
07 NovemberRichard Steele's "Conscious Lover" premiered in London.
20 DecemberA Chinese emperor died after a reign of Kangxi longest (61 years), so his son Yongzheng was made emperor.


Famous birthdays in the year 1722:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 DecemberHryhorii Skovoroda / Poet / Ukraine
03 January Fredrik Hasselqvist / Biologist / Sweden
05 NovemberWilliam Byron / Politician / United Kingdom
11 AugustRichard Brocklesby / Physician / United Kingdom
11 MayPetrus Camper / Physician / Netherlands
11 AprilChristopher Smart / Actor / United Kingdom
12 AprilPietro Nardini / Violinist / Italy
16 JulyJoseph Wilton / Academic / United Kingdom
16 SeptemberGabriel Christie / General / Scotland
19 NovemberLeopold Auenbrugger / Physician / Austria
19 NovemberBenjamin Chew / Lawyer / United States of America
22 NovemberHryhorii Skovoroda / Poet / Ukraine
26 January Alexander Carlyle / Author / Scotland
27 SeptemberSamuel Adams / Politician / United States of America
28 DecemberEliza Lucas / Agriculturalist / United States of America
29 MayJames FitzGerald / Politician / Ireland
30 JuneJiří Antonín Benda / Violinist / Czech Republic
30 DecemberCharles Yorke / Politician / United Kingdom

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