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Painting of the Battle of Vélez-Málaga by Isaac Sailmaker
A Dutch-English fleet defeats France in the Battle of Vélez-Málaga in the War of the Spanish Succession .
King August II in armor and ermine cloak as well as with the sash of the Order of the White Eagle and the Order of the Golden Fleece
King August II of Poland is deposed by the Warsaw Confederation .
Stanislaus I. Leszczyński in armor as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania with the sash of the Order of the White Eagle
Stanislaus I. Leszczyński is declared his successor.
1704 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1152/53 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1696/97 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1109/10 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2247/48 (southern Buddhism); 2246/47 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the wood monkey甲申 ( at the beginning of the year water sheep 癸未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1066/67 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4037/38 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1082/83
Islamic calendar 1115/16 (turn of the year 5th / 6th May)
Jewish calendar 5464/65 (September 28-29)
Coptic calendar 1420/21 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 879/880
Seleucid era Babylon: 2014/15 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2015/16 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1760/61 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Great Northern War

Michael Stephan Cardinal Radziejowski
The election of Stanislaus Leszczyński
Battle of Jakobstadt
Tsar Peter the Great stops his marauding troops after the fall of Narva
Saint Petersburg 1704

War of the Spanish Succession

Holy Roman Empire

Anton Ulrich von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel


  • April: Marshal Montrevel is replaced by Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars in the fight against the rebellious camisards supported by England and the Netherlands in the Cevennes . This proclaims an amnesty for all those who lay down their arms. Jean Cavalier , the leader of the insurgents, then reached a settlement with Villars and entered the service of the French army as a colonel. Other camisards continue the fight but are defeated by the end of the year.


Title of the first number

science and technology



Sophia Albertine von Erbach-Erbach, Duchess of Saxony-Hildburghausen



First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1704


January to April

May to August

September to December

John Locke, 1697

Exact date of death unknown

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