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|British Regnal year||2 Geo. 1 – 3 Geo. 1|
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|- Vikram Samvat||1772–1773|
|- Shaka Samvat||1638–1639|
|- Kali Yuga||4817–4818|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||716–717|
|Japanese calendar||Shōtoku 6Kyōhō 1
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|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||196 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2259|
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- January – The town of Crieff, Scotland, is burned to the ground by Jacobites returning from the Battle of Sheriffmuir.
- January 16 – Application of Nueva Planta decrees to Catalonia, making it subject to the laws of the Crown of Castile, concluding the unification of Spain under Philip V.
- January 27 – The Tugaloo Massacre changes the course of the Yamasee War.
- February 10 – James Edward Stuart flees from Scotland to France with a handful of supporters following failure of the Jacobite rising of 1715.
- February 24 – Execution of the Jacobite leaders James Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater and William Gordon, 6th Viscount of Kenmure in London.
- May – John Law founds the Banque Générale.
- May 26 – Two regular companies of field artillery, each 100 men strong, are raised at Woolwich by Royal Warrant of King George I of Great Britain.
- May 28 – John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, suffers a paralytic stroke.
- July 5 – Prince Ernest Augustus is created Duke of York in the peerage of Great Britain.
- July 8 – Battle of Dynekilen: The Swedish fleet is defeated by a Danish-Norwegian fleet.
- August 4 – George Seton, 5th Earl of Winton, under sentence of death for his part in the Jacobite rising of 1715, escapes from the Tower of London and flees into exile on the continent.
- August 5 – Battle of Petrovaradin: 83,300 Austrian troops of Prince Eugene of Savoy defeat 150,000 Ottoman Turks under Silahdar Damat Ali Pasha (who is killed).
- August 24 – Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, returns from Italy.
- November 9 – Caroline of Ansbach, Princess of Wales, gives birth to a stillborn son in London.
- December 12 – Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, is demoted from his office as Secretary of State for the Northern Department in the British government and replaced by James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope.
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- The English pirate Edward Teach is given command of a sloop in the Bahamas.
- Natchez, one of the oldest towns on the Mississippi, is founded.
- A fire in Wapping, England destroys 150 houses.
- Tsar Peter the Great of Russia studies with the physician Herman Boerhaave at Leiden University.
- The Kangxi Dictionary is published, laying the foundation of most references to Han characters studied today.
- January 12 – Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (d. 1795)
- January 15 – Philip Livingston, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1778)
- January 20
- January 26 – George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, British soldier and politician (d. 1785)
- March 6 – Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
- May 29 – Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist (d. 1800)
- June 18 – Joseph-Marie Vien, French painter (d. 1809)
- June 23 – Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (d. 1789)
- October 3 – Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (d. 1781)
- October 6 – George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (d. 1771)
- November 4 – Wilhelm von Knyphausen, Hessian Lieutenant-General (d. 1800)
- December 16 – Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
- December 25 – Johann Jacob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
- December 26
- Eugenios Voulgaris, Greek educator
- January 1 – William Wycherley, English playwright (b. c. 1640)
- April 14 – Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral (b. c. 1648)
- April 26 – John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651)
- April 28 – Saint Louis de Montfort, author, True Devotion to Mary
- June 2 – Ogata Korin, Japanese painter (b. c. 1657)
- June 5 – Roger Cotes, English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1682)
- June 8 – Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1658)
- June 9 – Banda Bahadur, Sikh military commander (executed) (b. 1670)
- June 28 – George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
- July 8 – Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
- August 5 – Silahtar Ali Pasha, Ottoman (Turkish) grand vizier (b. 1667)
- October 28 – Stephen Fox, English politician (b. 1627)
- November 2 – Engelbert Kaempfer, German traveler and physician (b. 1651)
- November 14 – Gottfried Leibniz, German philosopher, scientist, and mathematician (b. 1646)
- December 13 – Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)
- "The Burning of The Strathearn Towns & Villages: Part Two". PertshireCrieffStrathearn Local History. 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
- Payne, Stanley G. "Chapter 16: The Eighteenth-Century Bourbon Regime in Spain". A History of Spain and Portugal 2 (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press). ISBN 0-299-06270-8. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
- Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1716". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale. Retrieved 2007-05-26.
- Lee, Robert E. (1974). Blackbeard the Pirate (2002 ed.). North Carolina: John F. Blair. ISBN 0-89587-032-0.