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1726

1726 History Facts:
  • Isaac Newton tells William Stukeley how he developed his theory of gravity (April 15).
  • Voltaire begins his exile in England (May 1).
  • Pirate Nicholas Brown captured near Xtabi, Jamaica (August 7).
  • Mary Toft perpetrates a hoax that she gave birth to 16 rabbits in England.
  • City of Montevideo is founded.
  • The Supreme Privy Council is first established in Imperial Russia.
  • The Gujin tushu jicheng, the Chinese encyclopedia, is printed using copper-based movable type printing.
  • Muhammad bin Saud becomes head of the House of Saud.
Births:
  • Alexander Hood - British naval officer (b. May 12; d. 1814)
  • Benjamin Harrison V - signer of the American Declaration of Independence (b. April 5) (d. 1791)
  • Charles Burney - English music historian (b. April 12; d. 1814)
  • Cyprian Howe - Colonel in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1806)
  • Daniel Chodowiecki - Polish painter (b. October 16; d. 1801)
  • Francesco Cetti - Italian Jesuit scientist (b.August 9; d. 1778)
  • François-André Danican Philidor - French composer and chess player (b. September 7; d. 1795)
  • Jacques-Donatien Le Ray - French supporter of the American Revolution (b.January 14; d. 1803)
  • James Bowdoin - American Revolutionary leader & politician (b. August 7; d. 1790)
  • James Hutton - Scottish geologist (b. June 3; d. 1797)
  • Jedediah Strutt - English businessman (d. 1797)
  • John H. D. Anderson - Scottish scientist (d. 1796)
  • Joseph de Ferraris - Austrian cartographer of the Austrian Netherlands (b. April 20; d. 1814)
  • Katsukawa Shunsho - Japanese woodblock artist (d. 1792)
  • Le Quy Don - Vietnamese philosopher, poet, encyclopaedist & government official (d. 1784)
  • Richard Howe - British admiral (b. March 8; d. 1799)
  • Thomas Pennant - Welsh naturalist (b. June 14; d. 1798)
  • William Jones (ecclesiastic) - (b. July 30; d. 1800)
Deaths:
  • Charles Beauclerk - 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (b. 1670; d. May 10)
  • Domenico Zipoli - Italian composer (b. 1688; d. January 2).
  • Evelyn Pierrepont - 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician (d. March 5)
  • Guillaume Delisle - French cartographer (b. 1675; d. January 25)
  • Hugh Drysdale - British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. July 22)
  • Jeremy Collier - English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian (b. 1650; d. April 26)
  • John Ker - Scottish spy (b. 1673; d. July 8)
  • John Vanbrugh - English architect & dramatist (b. 1664; d. March 26)
  • Maximilian II Emanuel - elector of Bavaria (b. 1662; d. February 26)
  • Michel Richard Delalande - French organist & composer (b. 1657; d. June 18)
  • Nicolaus II Bernoulli - Swiss mathematician (b. 1695; d. July 31)
  • Samuel Penhallow - American colonist & historian (b. 1665; d. December 2)
  • Sophia, Princess of Zelle - queen of George I of Great Britain (b. 1666; d. November 23)
  • Thomas Pitt - British Governor of Madras (b. 1653; d. April 28)

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