August 1 - George, elector of Hanover becomes King George I of Great Britain.
September 11 - Barcelona surrenders to Spanish and French Borbonic armies in
the War of the Spanish Succession.
The Duchy of Savoy and Piedmont becomes the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Natchitoches is established by by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis as the first
permanent settlement in what would become the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
Worcester College, University of Oxford founded. Formerly Gloucester College,
closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.Births
January 6 - Percivall Pott
, London surgeon.
March 8 - Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
, composer, not to be confused with
his father Johann Sebastian Bach (+ 1788).
May 6 - Martha Cornelia Amadea van den Houte
July 2 - Christoph Willibald Gluck
August 5 - Lijsbet Jans Witte
September 10 - Niccolò Jommelli
, composer (+ 1774).
September 30 - 2. Marijnes Cornelis van den Houten
January 17 - Jan Pietersz. Witte
June 8 - Electress Sophia
of Hanover, heir to the throne of Great Britain.
August 1 - Queen Anne
of Great Britain.Mattheus van den Houten
, Japanese philosopher.Interred
October 1 - Dr. Jacob van den Houte
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