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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1680s  1690s  1700s  – 1710s –  1720s  1730s  1740s
Years: 1713 1714 171517161717 1718 1719

Events

  • August 5 – In the Battle of Peterwardein 40.000 Austrian troops of Prince Eugene of Savoy defeat 150,000 Ottoman Turks under Darnad Ali Pasha
  • Pirate Edward Teach the "Blackbeard" raids shipping in the Caribbean
  • Natchez, one of the oldest towns on the Mississippi, founded.
  • Crieff, Scotland burned to the ground in revenge for the Jacobite defeat at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.
  • Kangxi Dictionary published this year. This dictionary lays the foundation of most references to Han characters studies nowadays.

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