|Centuries:||17th century - 18th century - 19th century|
|Decades:|| 1690s 1700s 1710s - 1720s - 1730s 1740s 1750s
|Years:||1717 1718 1719 - 1720 - 1721 1722 1723|
|1720 in topic:|
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|Art – Literature (Poetry) – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Marriages|
Events of 1720 Edit
January - JuneEdit
- January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
- February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace.
- February 17 - Spain signs the Treaty of The Hague, ending the War of the Quadruple Alliance.
- February 29 - Queen Ulrike Eleonora of Sweden resigns to let her husband Frederick I take over as king of Sweden.
July - DecemberEdit
- September - South Sea Bubble: The English stock market crashes with dropping prices for stock in The South Sea Company, an English company granted a monopoly to trade with South America.
- November 16 - Pirate Jack Rackham is brought to trial at St. Jago de la Vega in Jamaica.
- The Town on Queen Anne's Creek, North Carolina is renamed Edenton in honor of North Carolina Governor Charles Eden. It is later incorporated in 1722.
- The Tuscarora fled North Carolina as a result of European colonization.
- Edmond Halley appointed as Astronomer Royal.
- The Academia Real da Historia is founded in Lisbon, Portugal.
- Jonathan Swift begins Gulliver's Travels.
- Emperor Kangxi announced that all western businessmen could only trade in Guangzhou.
- Il teatro alla moda, satirical pamphlet by Benedetto Marcello, published anonymously in Venice.
|Gregorian calendar|| 1720 |
|Ab urbe condita||2473|
|Armenian calendar|| 1169 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-124 – -123|
|Coptic calendar||1436 – 1437|
|Ethiopian calendar||1712 – 1713|
|Hebrew calendar||5480 – 5481|
|- Vikram Samvat||1775 – 1776|
|- Shaka Samvat||1642 – 1643|
|- Kali Yuga||4821 – 4822|
|Iranian calendar||1098 – 1099|
|Islamic calendar||1132 – 1133|
|Japanese calendar|| Kyōhō
|- Imperial Year|| Kōki 2380|
|Thai solar calendar||2263|
- January 4 - Johann Friedrich Agricola, German composer (died 1774)
- January 13 - Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (died 1808)
- January 27 - Samuel Foote, English dramatist and actor (died 1777)
- January 30 - Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (died 1778)
- February 8 - Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (died 1750)
- March 9 - Philip Yorke, English politician (died 1790)
- March 13 - Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (died 1793)
- March 22 - Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (died 1799)
- April 23 - Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (died 1797)
- May 11 - Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German officer and adventurer (died 1797)
- May 15 - Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (died 1792)
- July 18 - Gilbert White, English naturalist and cleric (died 1793)
- August 8 - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (died 1796)
- August 12 - Konrad Ekhof, German actor (died 1778)
- August 18 - Laurence Shirley, English murderer (died 1760)
- August 30 - Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician (died 1796)
- October 3 - Johann Peter Uz, German poet (died 1796)
- October 4 - Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian artist (died 1778)
- October 8 - Jonathan Mayhew, American minister and patriot (died 1766)
- October 19 - John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (died 1772)
- November 1 - Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (died 1791)
- November 16 - Carlo Antonio Campioni, French-born composer (died 1788)
- December 14 - Justus Möser, German statesman (died 1794)
- December 26 - Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (died 1803)
- December 31 - Charles Edward Stuart, pretender to the British throne (died 1788)
- See also 1720 births.
- January - Francis Daniel Pastorius, founder of Germanstown, Pennsylvania (born 1651)
- January 31 - Thomas Grey, English privy councilor (born c.1645)
- February 27 - Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (born 1653)
- April 2 - Joseph Dudley, colonial Governor of Massachusetts (born 1647)
- April 21 - Antoine Hamilton, French writer (born 1646)
- June 27 - Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet (born 1639)
- August 3
- August 9 - Simon Ockley, English orientalist (born 1678)
- August 17 - Anne Lefèvre, French scholar (born 1654)
- September 3 - Henri de Massue, French soldier and diplomat (born 1648)
- October 10 - Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (born 1640)
- November 17 - Calico Jack, English pirate
- November 20 - Peder Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero (born 1691)
- Shahzada Assadullah Khan Abdali, Persian Governor of Herat (born 1687)
- See also 1720 deaths.
- ^ "Calendar in year 1720 (Russia)" (full Julian calendar), webpage: Julian-1720 (Russia used the Julian calendar until 1919).
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People of the year 1720 at Familypedia
123 people were born in 1720
77 children were born to the 51 women born in 1720
82 people died in 1720
4396 people lived in 1720
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83 people were married in 1720.
There were 0 military battles in 1720.