|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1670s 1680s 1690s – 1700s – 1710s 1720s 1730s|
|Years:||1697 1698 1699 – 1700 – 1701 1702 1703|
|1700 by topic:|
|Arts and Science|
|Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science|
|Lists of leaders|
|Colonial governors - State leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births - Deaths|
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|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||2453|
|English Regnal year||12 Will. 3 – 13 Will. 3|
|Chinese calendar||己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4396 or 4336
— to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4397 or 4337
|- Vikram Samvat||1756–1757|
|- Shaka Samvat||1622–1623|
|- Kali Yuga||4801–4802|
|Japanese calendar||Genroku 13
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 or 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||212 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2242–2243|
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Year 1700 (MDCC) was an exceptional common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. It was the last year of the 17th century. The Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar until February 28 [O.S. February 18, 1700] 1700, then 11 days ahead from March 1 [O.S. February 19, 1700] 1700. With the Gregorian Calendar starting in 1582, and 1600 being evenly divisible by 400, and thus being a leap year under the Gregorian system despite being a century year, this was the first skipped leap year under the Gregorian Calendar. In Sweden, the year started in the Julian calendar and remained so until February 28. Then, by skipping the leap day, the Swedish calendar was introduced, letting February 28 be followed by March 1, giving the entire year the same pattern as a common year starting on Monday. This calendar, being 10 days behind the Gregorian and 1 day ahead of the Julian, lasts until 1712.
- January 1 Protestant Western Europe (except England) starts using the Gregorian calendar
- January 1 (Julian) – Tsardom of Russia begins numbering its calendar from the birth of Christ (Anno Domini) instead of since the Creation (Anno Mundi).
- January 26 (approx. 9 p.m.) – Cascadia earthquake: One of the largest earthquakes known ruptures the Cascadia subduction zone offshore from Vancouver Island spreading along more than 600 miles (966 km) of North America's West Coast to Cape Mendocino in northern California. The magnitude of the earthquake is estimated as between 8.7 and 9.2. Houses in First Nations of Canada communities on Vancouver Island collapse and an entire village on its west coast is destroyed with no survivors. The earthquake triggers an Orphan Tsunami which hits Japan approximately 10 hours later and is recorded as flooding fields and washing away houses.
- February 3 – The 'Lesser Great Fire' destroys a substantial part of central Edinburgh, Scotland.
- February 12 – The Great Northern War begins with a joint invasion of Swedish territory in Germany and Latvia by Denmark and Poland/Saxony. Sweden has control of the Baltic Sea and holds territory that includes Finland, Estonia, Latvia and parts of northern Germany. To challenge its power, an alliance is formed between Tsar Peter I of Russia, King Frederick IV of Denmark and Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. Sweden's ruler is the militaristic Charles XII, known as the "Swedish Meteor".
- February 27 – Island of New Britain discovered by William Dampier in the western Pacific.
- March 1 (Gregorian) – Protestant Germany and Denmark–Norway adopt the Gregorian calendar.
- March 1 (Swedish), March 11 (Gregorian), February 29 (Julian) – Swedish calendar adopted.
- early March – William Congreve's comedy The Way of the World is first performed in London.
- March 25 – Treaty of London signed between France, England and Holland.
- April – Fire destroys many buildings in Gondar, the capital of Ethiopia, including two in the palace complex.
- May – In Rhode Island (American colony), Walter Clarke, three term former Governor of Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is elected deputy governor for the second time, serving under is brother-in-law Samuel Cranston.
- May 5
- July 11 – The Prussian Academy of Sciences is founded with Gottfried Leibniz as president.
- Summer – Charles XII of Sweden counter-attacks his enemies by invading Zealand (Denmark), assisted by an Anglo-Dutch naval squadron under Sir George Rooke, rapidly compelling the Danes to submit to peace.
- August 18 (August 7 O.S.) – Peace of Travendal concluded between the Swedish Empire, Denmark–Norway and Holstein-Gottorp in Traventhal. On the same day, Augustus II, King of Poland, and Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, enter the war against Sweden.
- Late summer – A Russian army invades Swedish Estonia and besieges the town of Narva.
- November 1 – Charles II, last Spanish king of the House of Habsburg, dies insane at the Royal Alcazar of Madrid (aged 38) leaving no children.
- November 15 – Louis XIV accepts the Spanish crown on behalf of his grandson Philip of Anjou, who becomes Philip V of Spain (to 1746), thus triggering the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1741).
- November 18 – Battle of Olkieniki, Lithuanian Civil War: victory for the anti-Sapieha coalition.
- November 23 – Pope Clement XI succeeds Pope Innocent XII as the 243rd pope.
- November 30 (November 19 O.S.; November 20 Swedish calendar) – Battle of Narva in Estonia. Having led his army of 8,000 on a forced march from Denmark to Estonia, Charles XII of Sweden routs the huge Russian army at Narva.
- December 28 – Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
- Mission San Xavier del Bac is founded in New Spain near Tucson, as a Spanish Roman Catholic mission.
- An inventory made for the Medici family of Florence is the first documentary evidence for a piano, invented by their instrument keeper Bartolomeo Cristofori.
- An English translation of the novel Don Quixote, "translated from the original by many hands and published by Peter Motteux", begins publication in London. While popular among readers, it will eventually come to be known as one of the worst translations of the novel, totally betraying the spirit of Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece.
- The value of sales of English manufactured products to the Atlantic economy is £3.9 million.
- approx. date – Lions become extinct in Libya.
- Nam tiến: southward expansion of the territory of Vietnam to cover the entire Indochina Peninsula.
- January 29 – Konstancja Czartoryska, Polish noblewoman (d. 1759)
- February 2 – Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (d. 1766)
- February 8 – Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born Swiss mathematician (d. 1782)
- March 13 – Michel Blavet, French flutist (d. 1768)
- April 30 – Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish nobleman (d. 1739)
- May 7 – Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-born physician (d. 1772)
- May 12 – Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect (d. 1773)
- May 19 – José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)
- May 26 – Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (d. 1760)
- August 13 – Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (d. 1763)
- August 17 – Clemens August of Bavaria, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne (d. 1761)
- September 11 – James Thomson, Scottish poet (d. 1748)
- September 30 – Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)
- October 10 – Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
- November 19 – Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (d. 1770)
- November 28 – Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer (d. 1764)
- December 25 – Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1751)
- date unknown
- January 7 – Raffaello Fabretti, Italian antiquary (b. 1618)
- January 21 – Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort, English politician (b. 1629)
- January 22 – Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer (b. 1660)
- February 12 – Aleksei Shein, Russian commander and statesman (b. 1662)
- March 14 – Henry Killigrew, English dramatist (b. 1613)
- May – Louis Jolliet, Canadian explorer (b. 1645)
- May 5 – Angelo Italia, Sicilian architect (b. 1628)
- May 12 – John Dryden, English poet and dramatist who was poet laureate (1670–1688). His works included the poem Annus Mirabilis (1667) and the tragedy All For Love (1678) (b. 1631)
- May 15 – John Hale, American witch hunter (b. 1636)
- May 23 – Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (b. 1631)
- July 30 – Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, member of the English royal family (b. 1689)
- September 15 – André Le Nôtre, French landscape gardener (b. 1613)
- September 27 – Pope Innocent XII (b. 1615)
- October 16 – Patriarch Adrian of Moscow, Russian Orthodox Church leader (b. 1627)
- November 1 – Charles II of Spain (b. 1661)
- November 25 – Stephanus Van Cortlandt, first native born mayor of New York (b. 1643)
- date unknown
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