Year 1704 (MDCCIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). The pages listed below contain information about trends and events in particular centuries and millennia. As a means of recording the passage of Time, the 17th Century was that Century which lasted from 1601 - 1700 in the Gregorian calendar The 18th century lasted from 1701 to 1800 in the Gregorian calendar, in accordance with the Anno Domini / Common Era numbering system The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar See also List of centuries, History This is a list of Decades in history including links to corresponding articles with more information about them Events and Trends The Golden Age of Piracy (1700-1730 was rife in the Caribbean influencing trade in the world's main centres Events and trends Manufacture of the earliest surviving Pianos World leaders Louis XV King of France Events and trends The Great Awakening - A Protestant religious movement active in the British colonies of North America This page indexes the individual Years pages Twenty-first century Year 1702 ( MDCCII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Year 1703 ( MDCCIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Year 1705 ( MDCCV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1706 ( MDCCVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1707 ( MDCCVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The year 1704 in architecture involved some significant events Events Paintings Births Robert Gillow, furniture designer (d 1772 The year 1704 in literature involved some significant events Events Battle of Blenheim The capture of Gibraltar during Events Works published William Wycherley - Miscellany Poems John Dennis ' The Grounds of Criticism in Poetry The year 1704 in music involved some significant events Events Johann Christoph Pepusch arrives in London The year 1704 in Science and Technology involved some significant events See also 1703 in Canada, other events of 1704, 1705 in Canada and the List of 'years in Canada'. Incumbents Monarch - Anne of Great Britain Events 18 May - Robert Harley becomes Events Parliament of Scotland passes the Act of Security 1704 in response to the Parliament of England 's Act of Settlement 1701 1703 state leaders - Events of 1704 - 1705 state leaders - State leaders by year ----- Ottoman Empire Abkhazia - Jigetshi, Prince of Abkhazia ( 1700 - 1730) Portugal Roman numerals are a Numeral system originating in ancient Rome, adapted from Etruscan numerals. This is the Calendar for any Leap year starting on Tuesday ( Dominical letter FE) such as 2008. The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used Calendar in the world today This is the Calendar for any Leap year starting on Saturday ( Dominical letter BA) such as 2000. The Julian calendar, a reform of the Roman calendar, was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC and came into force in 45 BC (709 Ab urbe condita Year 1704 of the Swedish calendar was a leap year starting on Friday, one day ahead of the Julian calendar. The Swedish Calendar in use from March 1, 1700 until February 30, 1712 was one day ahead of the Julian calendar and ten days behind This is the Calendar for any Leap year starting on Friday ( Dominical letter CB) such as 1988.
Events of 1704
January - June
- February 29 - Canadians ( actual Québécois ) and Native Americans sack Deerfield, Massachusetts. Leap years Although the modern calendar counts a year as 365 days a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours Population of Canada: 31612895 (2006 Census Provinces and territories Metropolitan areas Cities A Québécois or Quebecois (pronounced) or in the feminine Québécoise (pronounced) (plural Québécoises) is a native or resident of the Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Deerfield is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States.
- February - In America, Mardi Gras is celebrated with Masque de la Mobile in the capital of French Louisianne, Mobile (Alabama). Overview February was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 in the " Mardi Gras " ( French for Fat Tuesday) is the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama is the oldest traditional Carnival celebration in America having begun in 1703over 15 years before The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America
- April 24 - The first regular newspaper in British North America, the Boston, Massachusetts The Boston News-Letter, is published. Events 1479 BC - Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. First published on April 17 1704, The Boston News-Letter is regarded as the first continuously published Newspaper in British North America.
July - December
. Events 70 - The Destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans. Gibraltar (dʒɨˈbrɒltər is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar
- August 4 - English and Dutch forces under Sir George Rooke capture Gibraltar. Events 70 - The Destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans. The Kingdom of England was a State (927-1707 located in Western Europe dating from the ninth or tenth century to the early eighteenth century when it was legally Sir is an Honorific used as a title (see Knight) and in several other modern contexts Admiral Sir George Rooke (1650 &ndash January 24 1709) English naval commander was born at St Lawrence near Canterbury in 1650 Gibraltar (dʒɨˈbrɒltər is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar
- August 13 - War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim - English troops under John Churchill, the Earl of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy defeat Franco-Bavarian army. Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. In the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714 several European powers combined to stop French succession to the Spanish throne and what would likely have been a resulting The Battle of Blenheim (referred to in some countries as the Second Battle of Höchstädt) fought on 13 August 1704 was a major battle of the War of the Spanish Succession The Kingdom of England was a State (927-1707 located in Western Europe dating from the ninth or tenth century to the early eighteenth century when it was legally The Dukedom of Marlborough (named after Marlborough, ˈmɔrlbrə " Maul bruh" is a hereditary title of British nobility in the Peerage of This article refers to the Austrian Habsburg military leader for the stepson of Napoleon Bonaparte see Eugène de Beauharnais. Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (born December 4, 1892 in Ferrol, died November 20, 1975 in Madrid Bavaria ( German:, with an area of 70553 Km² (27241 square miles and almost 12
- August 24 - French and English fleets clash off Málaga, causing heavy casualties in both sides but without sinking any ships. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Kingdom of England was a State (927-1707 located in Western Europe dating from the ninth or tenth century to the early eighteenth century when it was legally
: Battle of Blenheim
. Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. The Battle of Blenheim (referred to in some countries as the Second Battle of Höchstädt) fought on 13 August 1704 was a major battle of the War of the Spanish Succession
- Building of the Student's Monument in Aiud, Romania. Aiud ( German: Straßburg am Mieresch, Hungarian: Nagyenyed) is a city located in Alba county Transylvania, Romania Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania
- The Sultanate of Brunei cedes its north-east territories to the Sultanate of Sulu. Brunei Darussalam, (bruːˈnaɪ in English officially the State of Brunei Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam Jawi: برني دارالسلام For the province see Sulu. The Sultanate of Sulu was a Muslim State that ruled over many of the islands of the
- The lower three counties of the Province of Pennsylvania become the colony of Delaware. The Province of Pennsylvania, also known as Pennsylvania Colony, was a North American colony granted to William Penn on March 4, 1681 Delaware ( is a state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
- An earthquake strikes Gondar in Ethiopia. An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth 's crust that creates Seismic waves Earthquakes are recorded with a Seismometer Gondar or Gonder ( Ge'ez: ጎንደር Gōnder, older ጐንደር Gʷandar, modern pronunciation Gʷender) is a city in NOTE This intro is the result of careful NPOV work Please do not make potentially controversial edits to it without first discussing on the talk page
- Daniel Defoe documents the Great Storm of 1703 with eyewitness testimonies in The Storm (1704). Daniel Defoe (1659/1661 — April 24, 1731 was an English Writer, Journalist, and Pamphleteer, who gained enduring fame for The Great Storm of 1703 is arguably the most severe storm or Natural disaster ever recorded in the southern part of Britain.
- Russian troops under czar Peter the Great capture Tartu and Narva in the Great Northern War. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Tartu is the second largest City of Estonia. In contrast to Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn, Tartu is often considered the intellectual Narva is the third largest City in Estonia. It is located at the eastern extreme point of Estonia, by the Russian border on the Narva The Great Northern War (1700-21 was fought between Russia and Sweden for supremacy in the Baltic Sea.
- Rome decrees that Roman ceremonial practice in Latin (not in Chinese) is to be the law for Chinese missions. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome.
- January 1 - Soame Jenyns, English writer (died 1787)
- February 12 - Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (died 1772)
- February 28 - Louis Godin, French astronomer (died 1760)
- April 10 - Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (died 1766)
- June 4 - Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer (died 1776)
- June 11 - Carlos Seixas, Portuguese composer (died 1742)
- June 17 - John Kay, English inventor (died 1780)
- June 22 - John Taylor, English classical scholar (died 1766)
- June 24 - Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer (died 1771)
- July 15 - August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (died 1792)
- July 31 - Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (died 1752)
- October 29 - John Byng, British admiral (died 1757)
- November 1 - Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (died 1779)
- December 31 - Carl Gotthelf Gerlach, German organist (died 1761)
- See also Category: 1704 births. The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used Calendar in the world today Ab Urbe condita (literally "from The Armenian calendar is the traditional calendar of Armenia. The Bahá'í calendar, also called the Badí‘ calendar, used by the Bahá'í Faith, is a Solar calendar with regular years of 365 days and Leap The Berber calendar is the annual Calendar used by Berber people in North Africa. The Buddhist calendar is used on mainland Southeast Asia in the countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar (formerly Burma The traditional Burmese calendar is a Lunisolar calendar based on both the phases of the moon and the motion of the sun The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, incorporating elements of a Lunar calendar with those of a Solar calendar. The Chinese sexagenary cycle ( is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles the ten Heavenly Stems (天干 tiāngān The Chinese sexagenary cycle ( is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles the ten Heavenly Stems (天干 tiāngān The Coptic calendar, also called the Alexandrian calendar, is used by the Coptic Orthodox Church and still used in Egypt The Ethiopian calendar ( Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አቆጣጠር ye'Ītyōṗṗyā zemen āḳoṭaṭer) also called the Ge'ez calendar, The Hebrew calendar (הלוח העברי ha'luach ha'ivri) or Jewish calendar is a Lunisolar calendar used by Jews for predominantly religious The Hindu calendar used in ancient times has undergone many changes in the process of regionalization and today there are several regional Indian Calendars, as The Indian national calendar (sometimes called Saka calendar) is the official civil calendar in use in India. Kali Yuga ( Devanāgarī: sa कलियुग lit "Age of Kali " "age of vice" is one of the four stages of development that the world goes The Iranian calendar or Solar Hejri (تقویم هجری شمسی؛ سالنمای هجری خورشیدی Taqwim Hejri Shamsi Salanmay Hejri Khurshidi) is an astronomical The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar ( Arabic: التقويم الهجري at-taqwīm al-hijrī; Persian: تقویم هجری قمری Since January 1, 1873, Japan has used the Gregorian calendar, with local names for the months and mostly fixed holidays was a after Jōkyō and before Hōei. This period spanned the years from 1688 through 1704 was a after Genroku and before Shōtoku. This period spanned the years from 1704 through 1711. The traditional Korean calendar is a Lunisolar calendar which like the traditional calendars of other East Asian countries was based on the Chinese calendar The Thai solar calendar, Suriyakati (สุริยคติ has been the official and prevalent Calendar in Thailand since it was adopted by King New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Soame Jenyns ( 1 January 1704 &ndash 18 December 1787) was an English Writer. Year 1787 ( MDCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Charles Pinot Duclos ( February 12, 1704 &ndash March 26, 1772) was a French Author. Year 1772 ( MDCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 202 BC - coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty 's rule Louis Godin ( February 28, 1704 – September 11, 1760) was a French Astronomer. Year 1760 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap Events 879 - Louis III becomes King of the Western Franks. 1407 - the lama Benjamin Heath ( April 10, 1704 - September 13, 1766) English classical scholar and bibliophile was born at Exeter. Year 1766 ( MDCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. Benjamin Huntsman ( 4 June 1704 – 20 June 1776) was an English inventor and manufacturer of Crucible steel. Year 1776 ( MDCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. José António Carlos de Seixas ( Coimbra, 11 June, 1704 - Lisbon, 25 August, 1742) was a Portuguese composer the son Year 1742 ( MDCCXLII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 1462 - Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II ( The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat John Kay (June 17 1704 &ndash 1780 was the Inventor of the Flying shuttle, which was a key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Year 1780 ( MDCCLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. Year 1766 ( MDCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces takes place Jean-Baptiste de Boyer Marquis d'Argens ( June 24, 1704, Aix-en-Provence - January 11, 1771, Toulon) was a French Year 1771 ( MDCCLXXI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final August Gottlieb Spangenberg ( July 15, 1704 - September 18, 1792) Count Zinzendorf 's successor and bishop of the Moravian Brethren Year 1792 ( MDCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently Gabriel Cramer ( July 31, 1704 - January 4, 1752) was a Swiss Mathematician, born in Geneva. Year 1752 ( MDCCLII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar for European countries but not Great Britain) of Events 437 - Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II John Byng ( October 29, 1704 &ndash March 14, 1757) was a British Admiral who was Court-martialled and executed Year 1757 ( MDCCLVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Paul Daniel Longolius ( November 1, 1704 – February 24, 1779) was the main editor of volumes 3 through 18 of Johann Heinrich Zedler Year 1779 ( MDCCLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Carl Gotthelf Gerlach ( 31 December, 1704 &ndash 9 July, 1761) was a German Organist, who took over the Leipzig Year 1761 ( MDCCLXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a
- February 2 - Guillaume François Antoine, Marquis de l'Hôpital, French mathematician (born 1661)
- February 23 - Georg Muffat, German composer (born 1645)
- February 24 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (born 1643)
- March 17 - Menno van Coehoorn, Dutch military engineer (born 1641)
- April 8 - Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (born 1624)
- April 8 - Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (born 1641)
- April 10 - William Egon of Fürstenberg, Bishop of Strassburg (born 1629)
- April 12 - Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer (born 1627)
- April 15 - Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (born 1628)
- May 3 - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Austrian composer (born 1644)
- May 13 - Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (born 1632)
- June 18 - Tom Brown, English satirist (born 1662)
- June 30 - John Quelch, English pirate (born 1666)
- July 3 - Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (born 1657)
- July 7 - Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer (born c. Events 962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor Guillaume François Antoine Marquis de l'Hôpital (1661 &ndash February 2, 1704) was a French Mathematician. Events 1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western Book printed from Movable Georg Muffat (baptized June 1 1653 - February 23 1704 was a Baroque Composer. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 - February 24 1704 was a French composer of the Baroque era Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger Menno baron van Coehoorn (1641 &ndash March 17, 1704) was a Dutch soldier and Military engineer of Swedish extraction Events 217 - Roman Emperor Caracalla is Assassinated (and succeeded by his Praetorian Hiob Ludolf (or Job Leutholf) ( June 15, 1624 - April 8, 1704) was a German Orientalist, and born at Erfurt Henry Sydney (or Sidney) 1st Earl of Romney ( 8 April 1641 – 8 April 1704) was born in Paris, a son of Events 879 - Louis III becomes King of the Western Franks. 1407 - the lama William Egon of Fürstenberg ( December 2 1629 - April 10 1704) was a German clergyman who was Bishop of Strasbourg. Events 467 - Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet ( September 27, 1627 - April 12, 1704) was a French Bishop and theologian, renowned Events 1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English Johannes (van Waveren Hudde ( April 23, 1628, Amsterdam - April 15, 1704, Amsterdam was a Burgomaster (mayor of Amsterdam Events 1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries adopting the baptismal name of João Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (August 12 1644 &ndash May 3 1704 was a Bohemian Austrian Composer and Violinist. Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. Louis Bourdaloue ( August 20, 1632 - May 13, 1704) French Jesuit and preacher was born in Bourges. Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries Tom Brown (1662 &ndash 18 June, 1704) was an English translator and writer of Satire, largely forgotten today save for a four-line gibe he wrote Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper John Anthony Quelch is a business school academic administrator Public servant, corporate director and consultant Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. Sophia Alekseyevna ( Anglicization of Russian Царевна Софья Алексеевна Sofia Alekseyevna) ( September 17 (27 1657 &ndash Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Pierre-Charles Le Sueur (c 1657 Artois, France &ndash 17 July 1704, Havana, Cuba) was a French Fur trader 1657)
- July 20 - Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (born 1620)
- August 14 - Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (born 1675)
- October 28 - John Locke, English philosopher (born 1632)
- November 4 - Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (born 1654)
- See also Category: 1704 deaths. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold Peregrine White ( November 20 1620 - July 20, 1704) was the first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Roland Laporte ( 1675 - August 14, 1704) Camisard leader better known as Roland was born at Mas Soubeyran ( Gard) in a cottage which Events 306 - Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor. 312 - Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine John Locke (29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704 was an English Philosopher. Events 1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani Andreas Acoluthus ( 6 March 1654 &mdash 4 November 1704) was a German scholar of Orientalism and professor of Theology
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