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23 November - Lambraght Aartse / Lambregt van den Houten.
Giovanni Battista Sammartini, componist.
Colin Maclaurin, Schots wiskundige.

Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde, schilder van stadsgezichten.
Balthasar Bekker, Nederlands predikant en theoloog.

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January 4 - Palace of Whitehall in London is destroyed by fire.
September 5 - In an effort to move his people away from Asiatic customs, Tsar
Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards; All men except priests and peasants,
are required to pay a tax of one hundred rubles a year and the commoners had
to pay one kopek each.
Tani Jinzan, astronomer and calendar scholar, observes a fire destroy Tosa
(now Kochi) in Japan at the same time as a Leonid Meteor storm, taking it as
evidence to reinforce belief in the "Theory of Areas".
Thomas Savery patents an early steam engine.
A congress begins in Sremski Karlovci to discuss a treaty between the Ottoman
Empire and the Holy League.
Humphrey Hody is appointed regius professor of Greek at Oxford.
Bucharest becomes capital of Romania.
Mombasa and Zanzibar are captured by Oman.
George I of Great Britain becomes Elector of Hanover.

February - Colin Maclaurin, Scottish mathematician.
November 23 - Lambraght Aartse/Lambregt van den Houten.
Henry Baker, English naturalist.
William Warburton, English critic.
William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire.
Johann Jakob Bodmer, Swiss author.
Metastasio, Italian poet.
Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician.
Vaclav Prokop Divis, Czech theologian.

23 January - Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick, in Lüneburg.
Nicholas Barbon, English economist.
Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France.

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