Neha Patil

1714 in Great Britain

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1714 in Great Britain

Events from the year 1714 in Great Britain.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Anne (until 1 August), George I
  • Events

  • March - The Scriblerus Club, an informal group of literary friends, is formed by Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Gay, John Arbuthnot (at whose London house they meet), Thomas Parnell, Henry St. John and Robert Harley.
  • 25 March - Archbishop Tenison's School, the world's earliest surviving mixed gender school, is endowed by Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Croydon.
  • 14 April - Queen Anne performs the last touching for the "King's evil".
  • 19 May - Queen Anne refuses to allow members of the House of Hanover to settle in Britain during her lifetime.
  • July
  • Parliament offers the Longitude prize to anyone who can solve the problem of accurately determining a ship's longitude.
  • First Roman Catholic seminary in Britain opens at Eilean Bàn on Loch Morar in Scotland.
  • 27 July - Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer dismissed as Lord High Treasurer.
  • 29 July - Worcester College, Oxford, is founded on the site of Gloucester College, closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
  • 30 July - Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury becomes the new Lord High Treasurer.
  • 1 August - George, elector of Hanover, becomes King George I of Great Britain following the death of Queen Anne.
  • 18 September - King George arrives in Britain for the first time, landing at Greenwich.
  • 20 October - Coronation of King George I at Westminster Abbey, giving rise to Coronation riots in over twenty towns in England.
  • Births

  • 6 January - Percivall Pott, surgeon (died 1788)
  • 25 February - Hyde Parker, admiral (died 1782)
  • 26 February - James Hervey, clergyman and writer (died 1758)
  • 14 April - Adam Gib, religious leader (died 1788)
  • 1 August - Richard Wilson, painter (died 1782)
  • 25 October - James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, philosopher and evolutionary thinker (died 1799)
  • 13 November - William Shenstone, English poet (died 1763)
  • date unknown - Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, politician (died 1778)
  • Deaths

  • 2 February - John Sharp, Archbishop of York (born 1643)
  • 24 February - Edmund Andros, governor in North America (born 1637)
  • 15 May - Roger Elliott, general and Governor of Gibraltar (born c.1665)
  • 8 June - Electress Sophia of Hanover, heir to the throne (born 1630)
  • 22 June - Matthew Henry, non-conformist minister (born 1662)
  • 1 August - Queen Anne (born 1665)
  • 26 August - Edward Fowler, Bishop of Gloucester (born 1632)
  • 1 November - John Radcliffe, physician (born 1652)
  • References

    1714 in Great Britain Wikipedia


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