Christopher Polhem starts Sweden's first technical school.
The royal castle ´Tre Kronor´ in Stockholm burns to the ground.
A large portion of the royal library is destroyed.Karl XII
of Sweden is crowned king at the age of 15.
Tayassal, capital of the Peten Itza Maya, the last independent
Mesoamerican state, is conquered by Spain.
The Manchu Empire conquers western Mongolia.
September 20 - The Treaty of Ryswick.Births
March 9 - Friederike Caroline Neuber
, actress (+ 1760).
May 12 - Aren van den Houten
August 6 - Charles VII
, Holy Roman Emperor.
October 7 - Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canale
), Italian artist.
November 10 - William Hogarth
, English artist.Baptized
August 13 - Hubertus Cornelius van den Houten
of Sweden dies of stomach cancer.
January 8 - Thomas Aikenhead
hanged for blasphemy, near Edinburgh, Scotland.To my Homepage