1724 in History – What happened in year 1724

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

In history, year 1724 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 1724.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1724 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
14 januaryPhilip V, the first Bourbon ruler of Spain, abdicated in favour of his eldest son Louis.
07 aprilJohann Sebastian Bach debuted the St John Passion, a musical representation of the Passion, at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig.
07 decemberIn Torun, Royal Prussia, Polish authorities executed the city's mayor and nine other Lutheran officials following tensions between Protestants and Catholics.
14 JanuaryKing Philip V of Spain abdicated the throne for his 16-year-old son Louis I.
08 FebruaryCatherine I of Russia was officially named Zarina by her husband Peter the Great.
06 AprilThomas Pelham-Holles was made British Minister of Foreign Affairs.
29 MayPope Benedict XIII was born Piero Orsini, who succeeded him as Pope in 245th.
23 JuneThe Treaty of Istanbul was signed, the Ottoman Empire, Russia, and Persia were partitioned.
27 JulyPeter the Wild Boy \ 's caught near Havensen in Hanover.
31 AugustWhen Louis I of Spain dies due to illness at the age of 17, his father Philip V takes the throne again.
15 OctoberCornelis Steinoven was made the first pastor of the old Catholic Church.
11 NovemberJoseph Blake alias Bluesin in London, the highwayman was hanged.
06 DecemberThe premiere of Collie Sibber's play "Caesar in Egypt" began in London.


Famous birthdays in the year 1724:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberGiovanni Battista Cirri / Composer / Italy
02 JulyFriedrich Gottlieb Klopstock / Poet / Germany
06 March Henry Laurens / Politician / United States of America
07 MayDagobert Sigmund von Wurmser / Field Marshal / Austria
08 DecemberClaude Balbastre / Composer / France
08 JuneJohn Smeaton / Engineer / United Kingdom
12 January Frances Brooke / Author / United Kingdom
12 AprilLyman Hall / Physician / United States of America
13 DecemberFranz Aepinus / Philosopher / Germany
19 MayAugustus Hervey / Politician / United Kingdom
22 AprilImmanuel Kant / Philosopher / Germany
23 AugustAbraham Yates / Lawyer / United States of America
25 AugustGeorge Stubbs / Painter / United Kingdom
27 March Jane Colden / Author / United States of America
27 AugustJohn Joachim Zubly / Pastorplanter / Switzerland
28 February George Townshend / Politician / United Kingdom
29 February Eva Marie Veigel / Daner / United Kingdom
29 AugustGiovanni Battista Casti / Author / Italy
30 DecemberLouis-Jean-François Lagrenée / Painter / France
31 JulyNoël François de Wailly / Author / France
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