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|Ab urbe condita||2468|
|British Regnal year||1 Geo. 1 – 2 Geo. 1|
— to —乙未年十二月初六日
|- Vikram Samvat||1771–1772|
|- Shaka Samvat||1637–1638|
|- Kali Yuga||4816–4817|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||715–716|
|Japanese calendar||Shōtoku 5
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||197 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2258|
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- February 11 – Tuscarora War: The Tuscarora and their allies sign a peace treaty with the Province of Carolina and agree to move to a reservation near Lake Mattamuskeet, effectively ending the Tuscarora War. Large numbers of Tuscarora subsequently move to New York.
- March 27 – Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, flees from Great Britain to France. His part in secret negotiations with France leading to the Treaty of Utrecht has cast suspicion on him in the eyes of the Whig government of Britain. He becomes secretary of state to the Pretender, James Edward Stuart.
- May 3 – A total solar eclipse is seen across southern England, Sweden and Finland (the last total eclipse visible in London for almost 900 years).
- July 20 – Ottoman–Venetian War (1714–18): The fall of Nauplion, the capital of the Venetian "Kingdom of the Morea", seals the fate of the Peloponnese peninsula, which is soon completely retaken by the Ottomans.
- July 24 – 1715 Treasure Fleet: A Spanish treasure fleet of 10 ships under General Don Juan Ubilla leaves Havana, Cuba for Spain. Seven days later, nine of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida (some centuries later, treasure salvage is found from these wrecks).
- August 31 – Opening of Old Dock, Liverpool, England, the world's first enclosed commercial wet dock (Thomas Steers, engineer).
- September – The first of the major Jacobite Rebellions in Scotland against the rule of King George I of Great Britain breaks out. The Earl of Mar raises the standard of James Edward Stuart and marches on Edinburgh. James, the son of the deposed King James VII, arrives from France.
- September 1 – King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years, leaving his throne to his great-grandson Louis XV, who will reign for 58 years. Regent for the new, 5-year-old monarch is Philippe d'Orléans, nephew of Louis XIV.
- November 13 – The Battle of Sheriffmuir during the Jacobite rising in Scotland. Although the action is inconclusive, the forces of the Kingdom of Great Britain led by John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, halt the Jacobite advance.
- November 14 – Battle of Preston: Government forces defeat the Jacobite incursion at the conclusion of a five-day siege and action.
- November 15 – Third Barrier Treaty signed by Britain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic.
- November 28 – Application of Nueva Planta decrees in Majorca and the other Balearic Islands formerly under the Crown of Aragon bringing them under the laws of the Crown of Castile.
- December 22 – James Edward Stuart rejoins Jacobite rebels in Scotland but fails to rouse his army.
- December 24 – Swedish troops occupy Norway.
- The Province of Carolina goes to war with the Yamasee Native Americans.
- Karlsruhe Palace is built, resulting in the town of Karlsruhe growing up around it.
- The ancient right to evaluate royal decrees publicly before they are given the force of law by the high court of Paris (the Parlement) is restored.
- January 10 – Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)
- January 12 – Jacques Duphly, French composer (d. 1789)
- January 29 – Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian composer (d. 1777)
- February 26 – Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (d. 1771)
- March 7 – Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
- March 7 – Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (d. 1755)
- April 3 – William Watson, English physician and scientist (d. 1787)
- April 28 – Franz Sparry, composer (d. 1767)
- May 4 – Richard Graves, English writer (d. 1804)
- May 22 – François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)
- June 25 – Joseph-François Foulon, French politician (d. 1789)
- July 4 – Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, German poet (d. 1769)
- August 6 – Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)
- September 15 – Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, French artillery specialist (d. 1789)
- September 22 – Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (d. 1786)
- September 30 – Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
- October 4 – Victor Riqueti, Marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)
- October 8 – Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist (d. 1774)
- October 23 – Emperor Peter II of Russia (d. 1730)
- November 5 – John Brown, English writer (d. 1766)
- November 8 – Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Bevern, queen of Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1797)
- November 23 – Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)
- December 27 – Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)
- date unknown – Robert-François Damiens, attempted assassin of Louis XV of France (d. 1757)
- February 17 – Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (b. 1646)
- February 21 – Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (b. 1637)
- March 17 – Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (b. 1643)
- March 18 – William Fraser, 12th Lord Saltoun, (b.1654)
- May 19 – Charles Montagu, English Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1661)
- July 5 – Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)
- July 30 – Nahum Tate, Irish poet (b. 1652)
- September 1 – François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
- September 1 – King Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
- October 13 – Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)
- October 14 – Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1636)
- October 15 – Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (b. 1675)
- December 15 – George Hickes, English minister and scholar (b. 1642)
- December 28 – William Carstares, Scottish clergyman (b. 1649)
- date unknown – Mir Wais Khan Hotaki, Persian Governor of Kandahar (b. 1673)
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 294–295. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- "Trading Places: Old Dock History". Liverpool Museums. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- "Liverpool: The docks". A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4. British History Online. 1911. pp. 41–43. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- Cates, William L. R. (1863). The Pocket Date Book. Chapman and Hall.