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1700 History Facts:
  • Berlin Academy of Science established.
  • The Vietnamese gain control of the entire Indochina Peninsula.
  • Large part of Edinburgh, Scotland, is destroyed by fire.
  • Medici family of Florence documents the first piano, invented by Bartolommeo Cristofori.
  • One scholar observes that the entire military class of Japan is living "as in an inn, that is, consuming now and paying later".
  • The Cascadia Earthquake, ruptures the Cascadia subduction zone offshore from Vancouver Island to northern California. (January 26)
  • The Great Northern War begins with a joint invasion of Swedish territory in Germany and Latvia by Denmark and Poland/Saxony. (February 12)
  • The island of New Britain is discovered. (February 27)
  • Battle of Narva in Estonia. (November 20)
  • Pope Clement XI succeeds Pope Innocent XII as the 243rd pope. (November 23)
Births:
  • February 9 – Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch mathematician (d. 1782)
  • May 7 – Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-born physician (d. 1772)
  • May 12 – Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect (d. 1773)
  • May 19 – José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)
  • May 26 – Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious & social reformer (d. 1760)
  • August 13 – Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (d. 1763)
  • September 11 – James Thomson, Scottish poet (d. 1748)
  • September 30 – Stanislaw Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)
  • October 10 – Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
  • November 19 – Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot & physicist (d. 1770)
  • November 28 – Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer (d. 1764)
  • December 25 – Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1751)
Deaths:
  • 21 January – Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort (b. 1629)
  • 22 January – Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer (b. 1660)
  • May – Louis Jolliet, Canadian explorer (b. 1645)
  • 12 May – John Dryden, English poet and dramatist who was poet laureate (1670–1688)
  • 15 May – John Hale, American witch hunter (b. 1636)
  • July – John Lowther, 1st Viscount Lonsdale, English politician (b. 1655)
  • 29 July – William, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1689)
  • 15 September – André Le Nôtre, French landscape gardener (b. 1613)
  • 27 September – Pope Innocent XII (b. 1615)
  • 1 November – Charles II of Spain (b. 1661)

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