1715 in history

1715 events chronologically

Apr 14 The Yamasee War begins in South Carolina
Apr 15 The Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina
Jul 31 Seven days after a Spanish treasure fleet of 12 ships left Havana, Cuba for Spain, 11 of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida. A few centuries later, treasure is salvaged from these wrecks
Aug 1 The Riot Act comes into force in England
Sep 1 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch

Top 7 most famous people born in 1715

Jan 9 Robert-François Damiens a French domestic servant whose attempted assassination of King Louis XV of France in 1757 culminated in his notorious and controversial public execution. He was the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of death penalty used for regicides
Jan 26 Claude Adrien Helvétius a French philosopher and littérateur.
Jan 29 Georg Christoph Wagenseil an Austrian composer.
Apr 3 William Watson (scientist) an English physician and scientist who was born and died in London. His early work was in botany, and he helped to introduce the work of Carolus Linnaeus into England. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1741 and vice president in 1772
Jul 4 Christian Fürchtegott Gellert a German poet, one of the forerunners of the golden age of German literature that was ushered in by Lessing.
Oct 23 Peter II of Russia the Emperor of Russia from 1727 until his death. He was the only son of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich, son of Peter I of Russia by his first consort Eudoxia Lopukhina, and Princess Charlotte of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Nov 8 Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern Queen of Prussia from 1740 to 1786 as the spouse of Frederick the Great. By birth, she was a Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. She was also the longest serving queen of Prussia

Top 7 most famous people died in 1715

Jan 7 François Fénelon a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. He today is remembered mostly as the author of The Adventures of Telemachus, first published in 1699
Feb 17 Antoine Galland a French orientalist and archaeologist, most famous as the first European translator of One Thousand and One Nights which he called Les mille et une nuits. His version of the tales appeared in twelve volumes between 1704 and 1717 and exerted a huge influence on subsequent European literature and attitudes to the Islamic world
Feb 25 Pu Songling a Qing Dynasty Chinese writer, best known as the author of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.
Sep 1 Louis XIV of France a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history
Oct 13 Nicolas Malebranche Cong. Orat. , was a French Oratorian priest and rationalist philosopher. In his works, he sought to synthesize the thought of Augustine and Descartes, in order to demonstrate the active role of God in every aspect of the world. Malebranche is best known for his doctrines of Vision in God and Occasionalism
Nov 6 Emetullah Rabia Gülnuş Sultan the favorite consort of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV and Valide Sultan to their sons Mustafa II and Ahmed III.
Nov 24 Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp Queen of Sweden from 1654 until 1660. She was the wife of Charles X Gustav of Sweden and mother of Charles She served as regent during the minority of her son from 1660 until 1672, and during the minority of her grandson Charles XII in 1697. She also represented Charles XII during his absence in the Great Northern War from 1700 until the regency of her granddaughter Ulrika Eleonora in 1713. Hedwig Eleonora was described as a dominant personality and was regarded as the de facto first lady of the royal court for 61 years, from 1654 until her death