1720 ( MDCCXX) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1720th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 720th year of the 2nd millennium, the 20th year of the 18th century, and the 1st year of the 1720s decade.
1720. January 2 – José de Gálvez, Spanish politician (d. 1787) January 4 – Johann Friedrich Agricola, German composer (d. 1774) January 13 – Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (d. 1808) January 27 – Samuel Foote, English dramatist and actor (d. 1777) January 30 – Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist, entomologist (d. 1778)
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The Town on Queen Anne's Creek, North Carolina is renamed Edenton in honor of North Carolina Governor Charles Eden. It is later incorporated in 1722. The Tuscarora fled North Carolina as a result of European colonisation. Edmond Halley appointed Astronomer Royal. The Academia Real da Historia is founded in Lisbon, Portugal.
September–October – The "South Sea Bubble", i. e. the collapse of the South Sea Company in England, affects the fortunes of many writers, including John Gay. It features in several works of literat...December 29 – The Haymarket Theatre in London opens with a performance of La Fille à la Morte, ou le Badeaut de Paris.unknown date – Jonathan Swift begins major composition work on Gulliver's Travelsin Ireland.
- New Books
1. Thomas Boston – Human Nature in its Fourfold State 2. Jane Brereton – An expostulatory Epistle to Sir Richard Steele upon the Death of Mr. Addison 3. Thomas Brown – The Remains of Mr. Thomas Brown 4. Josiah Burchett – A Complete History of the Most Remarkable Transactions at Sea 5. William Rufus Chetwood – The Voyages, Dangerous Adventures, and Miraculous Escapes of Capt. Richard Falconer 6. Samuel Croxall – The Fair Circassian 7. Daniel Defoe 7.1. Captain Singleton 7.2. Memoirs of a Caval...
1. Matthew Concanen – Wexford Wells 2. Benjamin Griffin – Whig and Tory 3. John Gay – Dione 4. John Hughes – The Siege of Damascus 5. John Leigh – Hob's Wedding 6. Pierre de Marivaux 6.1. L'Amour et la vérité 6.2. Arlequin poli par l'amour 7. Charles Molloy – The Half-Pay Officers 8. John Mottley – The Imperial Captives 9. Charles Shadwell – Irish Hospitality
1. John Gay – Poems on Several Occasions 2. A New Miscellany of Original Poems(anthology) 3. Matthew Prior – The Conversation 4. Allan Ramsay 4.1. A Poem on the South-Sea 4.2. PoemsJanuary 8 – James Merrick, English poet and scholar (died 1769)January 13 – Richard Hurd, English writer and bishop (died 1808)January 27 (baptized) – Samuel Foote, English actor and playwright (died 1777)July 18 – Gilbert White, English naturalist (died 1793)February 17 – John Hughes, English poet, editor and translator (born C. 1678)April 21 – Antoine Hamilton Irish writer in French (born 1646)June 27 – Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet and wit (born 1639)August 5 – Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea, English poet (born 1661)
Events. 10 February – Edmond Halley is appointed Astronomer Royal by George I. 17 February – Treaty of The Hague signed between Britain, France, Austria, the Dutch Republic and Spain ending the War of the Quadruple Alliance. April – "South Sea Bubble": A scheme for the South Sea Company to take over most of Britain's unconsolidated ...
French Monarch: Louis XVBritish and Irish Monarch: George I1720-60 - The Chickasaw fight the French and the Choctawin the Southeast.c. 1720: French forts along the Mississippi River spread northward from New Orleans.To compensate for their loss, the French build a fortress at Louisbourg on the southeast tip of Cape Breton Island.
- Historical Documents
"A Hundred Pieces of Cannon fired together" - Ship crossing Grand Banks draws St. Elmo's Fire before fierce lightning storm St. John'smerchants include "litle pedlers" who reduce indebted planters "to a servant, and soon after to slavery for life" Extensive piracy is committed in Newfoundland's Trepassey and St. Mary'sharbours because road for sending help still not built Newfoundlander William Keenrequests full judicial authority to address "evills and outrages dayly committed in this place" Nova Scotia governor urges Acadiansto take oath of allegiance to King, who has preserved their civil and religious rights Acadians residing in Nova Scotia appeal to Île-Royale(Cape Breton Island) leader for advice and assistance "Demands we cannot agree to" - Acadians tell Governor Philipps they cannot take oath because they fear "savages" will retaliate Nova Scotia described in its mineral and agricultural potential, its settlements and people (Note: "savage" and other racial stereotypes)
James Grant, Laird of Ballindalloch (1720–1806) was a British Army officer who served as a major general during the American War of Independence.He served as Governor of East Florida from 1763 to 1771, and between 1773 and 1802 he had seats in the House of Commons
1720. Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. 1720 ( MDCCXX, na numeração romana) foi um ano bissexto do século XVIII do actual Calendário Gregoriano, da Era de Cristo, e as suas letras dominicais foram G e F ( 52 semanas), teve início a uma segunda-feira e terminou a uma terça-feira . Vista geral da cidade de Itabira, Minas Gerais ...
Januar/Siječanj – Mart/Ožujak
1. 25. 1. - Venecija naređuje gen. providuru Alvizeu Močenigu da episkopa Stefana Ljubibratićaukloni iz Dalmacije - naređenje je ponovljeno i u septembru, jer se providur nije slagao, a Ljubibratić je proteran 1722. 1. 1. 2. (21. 1. po j.k.) - Veliki sjeverni rat (VSR): U Stockholmu potpisan drugi po redu Stockholmski mirovni sporazum, a kojim su okončana neprijateljstva između Švedske i Kraljevine Pruske; Šveđani se obavezuju Pruskoj predati dio Švedske Pomeranije koji uključuje grad Stettin...
April/Travanj – Jun/Lipanj
1. maj - Niškommuhafizu Abdulah-paši naređeno da zaustavlja nemačke trgovce koji iz Turske izvoze: oružje, barut, olovo, sumpor, vosak, sahtijan, ovčije kože, đon, vunu, svilu, tumbak (pozlaćeni tuč), žitarice i konje; dozvoljen je izvoz vina i rakije. 2. maj - VSR: Ruska pljačkanja švedske obale: spaljen grad Umeå. 1. 25. 5. - Brod Grand-Saint-Antoine stiže sa kugom sa Levanta u Marsej - do novembra je stradala trećina grada i četvrtina Provanse. 1. 28/29. 6. - Pobuna rudara zlata u Vila Ric...
Jul/Srpanj – Septembar/Rujan
1. 12. 7. - Nakon smrti Sukjonga, novi vladar joseonske Koreje je Gyeongjong (do 1724). Dva meseca kasnije, za naslednika je imenovan njegov polubrat princ Yeoning, što će biti praćeno krvavim sukobima između dvorskih frakcija. 2. 14. 7. - VSR: Sporazum u Fredriksborgu kojim prestaju neprijateljstva između Danske i Švedske; prema njegovim odredbama Danska preuzima nadzor nad Schleswigom, a Švedska se vraća dio Švedske Pomeranije uz plačanje ratne odštete Danskoj u iznosu od 600.000 riksdalera...Glavni članak: :Kategorija:Rođeni 1720.8. 2. - Sakuramachi, japanski car († 1750)11. 5. - Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Münchhausen, predložak za barona Münchhausena († 1797)10. 11. - Honoré III, knez Monaka († 1795)31. 12. - Charles Edward Stuart, mladi jakobitski pretendent († 1788)Vid Došen, književnik († 1778)Glavni članak: :Kategorija:Umrli 1720.19. 1. - Eleonore Magdalene von Pfalz-Neuburg, majka cara Karla VI (* 1655)20. 1. - Giovanni Maria Lancisi, lekar (* 1654)12. 4. - Balaji Vishwanath, maratski državnik (* 1662)12. 7. - Sukjong od Joseona, korejski vladar (* 1661)10. 10. - Antoine Coysevox, kipar (* 1640)