|1706 by topic:|
|Arts and Sciences|
|Archaeology – Architecture – Art – Literature (Poetry) – Music – Science|
|Canada – Denmark – England – France – Ireland – Norway – Russia – Scotland – Sweden –|
|Lists of leaders|
|State leaders – Colonial governors – Religious leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||2459|
|English Regnal year||4 Ann. 1 – 5 Ann. 1|
|Chinese calendar||乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
4402 or 4342
— to —
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4403 or 4343
|- Vikram Samvat||1762–1763|
|- Shaka Samvat||1627–1628|
|- Kali Yuga||4806–4807|
|Japanese calendar||Hōei 3
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||206 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2248–2249|
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1706 (MDCCVI) was a common year starting on Friday (dominical letter C) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Julian calendar, the 1706th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 706th year of the 2nd millennium, the 6th year of the 18th century, and the 7th year of the 1700s decade. As of the start of 1706, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. In the Swedish calendar it was a common year starting on Monday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.
- March 27 – Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia has abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia.
- March 31 – The last Courts (parliament) of the Principality of Catalonia are finished, presided by the king Charles III of Spain.
- May 23 – War of the Spanish Succession – Battle of Ramillies: English, Dutch, German, Swiss and Scottish troops led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeat Franco-Bavarian forces in the Low Countries.
- July 22 – Treaty of Union between Scotland and England agreed in London for ratification by the national legislatures.
- September 7 – War of the Spanish Succession – Battle of Turin: Forces of Austria and Savoy defeat the French.
- October – Twinings founder, Thomas Twining, opens the first known tea room at 216 Strand, London, still open as of 2015[update].
- English Parliament establishes the first turnpike trusts which place a length of road under the control of trustees drawn from local landowners and traders. The turnpike trusts borrow capital for road maintenance against the security of tolls and this arrangement becomes the common method of road maintenance for the next 150 years.
- January 7 – Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)
- January 17 – Benjamin Franklin, American philosopher, founding father and inventor (d. 1790)
- January 28 – John Baskerville, English printer (d. 1775)
- March 6 – Sir George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)
- January 17 – Johann Christoph Heilbronner, German mathematical historian (d. 1745 or 1747)
- April 24 – Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian musician (d. 1784)
- May 17 – Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780)
- May 20 – Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)
- June 10 – John Dollond, English optician (d. 1761)
- October 18 – Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (d. 1785)
- November 8 – Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
- December 17 – Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1749)
- date unknown – James Abercrombie, British general (d. 1781)
- date unknown – Barbe de Nettine, politically influential banker (d. 1775)
- January 21 – Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (b. 1649)
- January 29 – Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
- February 27 – John Evelyn, English writer, gardener and diarist (b. 1620)
- March 1 – Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin (b. 1632)
- March 3 – Johann Pachelbel, German composer (b. 1653)
- April 10 – Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)
- August 23 – Edward Nott, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1654)
- September 9 – Ferdinand de Marsin, Marshal of France (mortally wounded at the battle of Turin) (born 1656)
- October 13 – Iyasus I of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
- November 15 – Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (b. 1683)
- December 9 – Peter II of Portugal (b. 1648)
- December 28 – Pierre Bayle, French philosopher (b. 1647)
- Byerley Turk, thoroughbred stallion (b. c.1684)
- date unknown – Jeanne Dumée, French astronomer (b. 1660)
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- "About Twinings - 216 Strand". Twinings. 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-13.