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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1723 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1723
Ab urbe condita2476
Armenian calendar1172
Assyrian calendar6473
Balinese saka calendar1644–1645
Bengali calendar1130
Berber calendar2673
British Regnal yearGeo. 1 – 10 Geo. 1
Buddhist calendar2267
Burmese calendar1085
Byzantine calendar7231–7232
Chinese calendar壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
4419 or 4359
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
4420 or 4360
Coptic calendar1439–1440
Discordian calendar2889
Ethiopian calendar1715–1716
Hebrew calendar5483–5484
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1779–1780
 - Shaka Samvat1644–1645
 - Kali Yuga4823–4824
Holocene calendar11723
Igbo calendar723–724
Iranian calendar1101–1102
Islamic calendar1135–1136
Japanese calendarKyōhō 8
Javanese calendar1647–1648
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4056
Minguo calendar189 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar255
Thai solar calendar2265–2266
Tibetan calendar阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
1849 or 1468 or 696
    — to —
(female Water-Rabbit)
1850 or 1469 or 697

1723 (MDCCXXIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1723rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 723rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 23rd year of the 18th century, and the 4th year of the 1720s decade. As of the start of 1723, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.




  • April 1 – In Switzerland, the attempt by Major Abraham Davel to make the canton of Vaud independent of the Swiss government, is put down, one day after he and 500 men had taken control of the Vaudois capital, Lausanne. Davel is arrested, tortured and tried for treason; he is beheaded on April 24.
  • May 27 – The Black Act 1723, intended to combat illegal hunting in Great Britain, comes into force and expands the number of crimes that are punishable by death, and remains in effect for 100 years.
  • June 26Russo-Persian War: Baku surrenders to the Russians.



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