"Science and knowledge will strengthen faith in God, not weaken
- Juana Inez de la Cruz
Born in 1717:
Died in 1717:
Events of 1717:
Johann Sebastian Bach is arrested by his employer, Duke Wilhelm
Ernst in Weimar, for visiting relatives in a city controlled by Wilhelm's
Parliament passes the Act of Grace pardoning the participants
of the 1715 Jacobite uprising, except for the MacGregor clan.
Governor Antoine Cadillac returns home to France after hearing
of his recall by King Louis XV (rather, his regent, the dic d'Orleans).
When he arrives in France, he is thrown in the Bastille.
(March), interim governor L'Epinay arrives in Mobile. Cadillac
has messed thingsup so badly that no-one will obey him, only former governor
Jean Baptiste Bienville.
(August) Antoine Crozat relinquishes his charter for Louisiana.
As Scottish banker John Law has control of most of France's finances,
his Compagnie des Indies is granted exclusive rights.
(August) Meanwhile, L'Epinay gives up and returns home.
Law and Orleans reinstate Bienville, who decides to have a new capital built in honor of his benefactor.
George I acts to rid the seas of piracy:
Austria continues its war against The Ottoman Empire.
The Spanish establish a mission in Natchitoches.
The Southern Tuscarora Indians sign a treaty with Virginia defining their
Swedish king Charles XII, having lost all of the Sweden's overseas possessions,
begins peace negotiations with Russia to end the Geat Northern War.
Polish king Augustus II's disagreements with the Sejm nearly start
a civil war. Augustus, who is also Elector of Saxony, calls in his ally,
Russia. 18,000 Russian troops surround the Sejm and dictate a Russian
protectorate over Poland.
Afghan noble Mahmud Shah murders his uncle and becomes governor of Kandahar.
Georg Friederic Handel composes some Water Music for
George I's barge trip on the Thames.
A Dzungar Mongol army occupies Lhasa.
Mughal Emperor Farukh Siyar grants the British East
India Company a Firman for unrestricted trade at Bombay.
1716 - 1717 - 1718
How they Were Made - 18th Century