"Give me the making of the songs of a nation, and I care not who
makes its laws."
- Andrew Fletcher
"If Cotes had lived, we might have known something."
Born in 1716:
Died in 1716:
Events of 1716:
French King Louis XV's regent, the duc d'Orleans, grants Scottish monetary
reformer John Law permission to found a central bank (the Banque
Générale) for France.
The failed Jacobite rising of the previous year results in greater British control over Scotland.
James Edward Stewart, aka "Charles III" or "The Old Pretender", flees
Seven leaders are condemned to death; some escape, and only two are actually
Many others are transported to America.
Before his death, Leibniz proposes a difficult problem to test the mettle
of English mathematicians, and Sir Isaac Newton solves it in five hours.
Austria declares war with the Ottoman Empire, ostensibly to aid Venice.
The Great Northern War continues, as Swedish King Charles XII
just won't give up.
1715 - 1716 - 1717
How they Were Made - 18th Century