1726 in History – What happened in year 1726

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

In history, year 1726 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 1726.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1726 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
21 JanuaryThe Conventical Act was adopted in Sweden.
08 FebruaryThe Supreme Privy Council was established in Russia.
15 AprilNewton William told the Supreme P Isaac Stackley about his theory of gravity.
01 MayVoltaire began exile in England.
23 JulyBenjamin Franklin sailed back to Philadelphia.
06 AugustThe military treaty was signed by Emperor Karel VI and Tasarina Catherine the Great.
28 OctoberGulliver's Travels, written by Jonathan Swift in London and published by Benjamin Mote.
24 DecemberThe city of Montevideo was founded by the Spaniards.


Famous birthdays in the year 1726:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 SeptemberJohann Becker / Composer / Germany
03 JuneJames Hutton / Physician / Scotland
06 AprilGerard Majella / Saint / Italy
06 February Patrick Russell / Surgeon / Scotland
07 SeptemberFrançois-André Danican Philidor / Composer / France
07 AugustJames Bowdoin / Politician / United States of America
07 February Margaret Fownes-Luttrell / Painter / United Kingdom
08 AprilLewis Morris / Politician / United States of America
08 March Richard Howe / Politician / United Kingdom
09 AugustFrancesco Cetti / Zoologist / Italy
14 JuneThomas Pennant / Historian / United Kingdom
14 OctoberCharles Middleton / Politician / United Kingdom
16 OctoberDaniel Chodowiecki / Painter / Germany
20 MayFrancis Cotes / Painter / United Kingdom
20 February William Prescott / Colonel / United States of America
24 DecemberJohann Hartmann / Composer / Denmark
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