- 1710 : August the Strong founded the first European porcelain factory in Meißen ( Saxony ) .
- 1711 : The Québec expedition , the attempted conquest of Québec by the British, fails due to a serious shipwreck.
- 1712 : Saint Petersburg becomes Moscow's capital of Russia (until 1922 ).
- Louis XIV , King of France and Navarre
- Louis XV , King of France and Navarre
- Charles VI , Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, as Karl III. King of Hungary and as Charles II King of Bohemia
- Philip V , King of Spain
- Friedrich I , King of Prussia
- Friedrich Wilhelm I , King of Prussia
- Clement XI. , Pope
- Peter I , Tsar in Russia
- Anne , Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
- George I , King of Great Britain and Ireland
- Nakamikado , Emperor of Japan
- Kangxi , Emperor of China