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Amber Room in the Catherine Palace of St. Petersburg (Russia)
The Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I
give the Russian Tsar Peter I the Amber Room .
Charles III  Philipp von der Pfalz in armor, J. Ph. Van der Schlichten, around 1733
Charles III Philipp becomes Count Palatine
and Elector of the Electoral Palatinate .
Franz Ludwig of Pfalz-Neuburg
Franz Ludwig von Pfalz-Neuburg
becomes Archbishop and
Elector of Trier .
1716 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1164/65 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1708/09 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1121/22 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2259/60 (southern Buddhism); 2258/59 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the fire monkey丙申 ( at the beginning of the year wood sheep 乙未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1078/79 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4049/50 (2-3 October)
Iranian calendar 1094/95
Islamic calendar 1128/29 (turn of the year December 15/16)
Jewish calendar 5476/77 (September 16-17)
Coptic calendar 1432/33 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 891/892
Seleucid era Babylon: 2026/27 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2027/28 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1772/73 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Great Northern War

The war in the Baltic region 1709–21


Holy Roman Empire

Venetian-Austrian Turkish War

Jan Pieter van Bredael : The battle at Peterwardein
  • August 5th : Prince Eugene of Savoy achieves a crushing victory over the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Peterwardein . In honor of this victory, the Pope rings all the bells of Rome and sends the prince a consecrated hat and sword, while the Reichstag grants the emperor additional Turkish taxes .
  • Then Prince Eugene wants to strategically exploit his victory. His river flotilla, however, is not sufficient for a siege of the Belgrade fortress, which is located between the Danube and the Sava . So he decided to attack the Temesvár fortress , the center of the Banat . The siege, which began in August, ends in October with the surrender of the crew, who are granted free retreat. With the handover of Temesvár, 164 years of Turkish sovereignty over the Banat, the last region of the old Kingdom of Hungary , which was still held by the Ottomans, ended.
Monument to Schulenburg in Corfu, statue by Antonio Corradini

Great Britain


  • A law in South Carolina forces planters to import one white servant for every ten slaves . As an incentive, the planters are to receive a bonus of £ 25 for each imported white servant. The background to the law is the legislature's concern about possible slave revolts.
  • The Natchez's first war against the French is resolved through negotiation.
  • The Yamasee War between Carolina Province and several Indian tribes continues. The Cherokee side with the province.




science and technology


First edition by Juditha triumphans

Society, religion and sport

Grenadier Schwerid Rediwanoff from Moscow, one of the men Peter the Great sent to Berlin in exchange for the Amber Room


First half of the year

Elisabetta Farnese with the Infante Don Carlos 1716

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

May to August

Anna Maria Luisa de 'Medici mourns the loss of her husband, Elector Johann Wilhelm
  • 0June 8th : Johann Wilhelm , Count Palatine and Elector Palatinate, Duke of Jülich and Berg and Arch-Treasurer of the Holy Roman Empire (* 1658 )
Tokugawa Ieshiges grave stele in the Zōjō-ji cemetery

September to December

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, around 1700

Exact date of death unknown

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