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Anointing of Louis XV.
In the cathedral of Reims the twelve-year-old Louis XV. anointed king of France .
Bartholomew Roberts, woodcut
Bartholomew Roberts , last of the great pirate captains , is killed in a sea battle.
Moais on Easter Island
The Dutchman Jakob Roggeveen
is the first European to land on Easter Island .
1722 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1170/71 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1714/15 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1127/1128 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2265/66 (southern Buddhism); 2264/65 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the water tiger壬寅 ( at the beginning of the year metal buffalo 辛丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1084/85 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4055/56 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1100/01
Islamic calendar 1134/35 (turn of the year October 11th / 12th)
Jewish calendar 5482/83 (September 11-12)
Coptic Calendar 1438/39 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 897/898
Seleucid era Babylon: 2032/33 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2033/34 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1778/79 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Central Europe

Russia / Persia

Handwritten copy of the ranking table

Empire of China

Other events in Asia

North American colonies

  • July 25th: Silly war between Great Britain and France and their allied tribes in the North American colonies begins. It was triggered by retaliation by the Abenaki for a British attack on their village when they tried to arrest the French missionary Sébastien Rasles , who had called on the Indians to resist the expansion of the British colonies. During the war, scalp premiums are suspended for the first time .
  • First Natchez War against the French in North America.
  • La Nouvelle-Orléans becomes the capital of the French colony Louisiana .

Other events around the world

Roggeveen's itinerary


  • March 26th: With the laying of the foundation stone of the half-timbered building with two floors in Potsdam, the story of the Royal Prussian rifle factory begins , which will exist until 1918.
Coat of arms of the Ostend company

science and technology

Parnassus boicus, 1722
  • In Munich, the Parnassus Boicus or Der bayerische Musenberg is founded, a Munich learned society that publishes the Parnassus Boicus, an educational journal in Upper German . With the Deutsche Acta Eruditorum published since 1712, this is one of the first scientific journals in the German language.


Architecture and fine arts

Blenheim Palace
Fredensborg Palace, garden facade


First edition from 1722
  • Daniel Defoe publishes the fictional report, The Plague of London, about the Great Plague of 1665.
  • The novel (The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous) Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe appears. In the form of a first-person narration, he describes the life of Moll Flanders, a fictional character in which parts of real personalities (including the author) can be found.

Music and theater

World premieres
Hamburg / Copenhagen
The Bachs in Koethen
Clavier booklet in front of Anna Magdalena Bachin in the year 1722 , cover sheet
The Well-Tempered Clavier , title page of the autograph from 1722


nature and environment


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Samuel Adams
  • September 27: Samuel Adams , American statesman and revolutionary († 1803)

Exact date of birth unknown


First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • 0September 7th: Carl Graf von Ahlefeldt , German statesman and lord of the lordships of Rixingen and Mörsberg as well as liege count of Langeland at Tranekær Castle and district administrator on Langeland (* 1670)
  • 0September 7th: Gerhard Wolter Molanus , German private scholar, book collector and Protestant abbot of the Loccum monastery (* 1633)
  • September 18: André Dacier , French philologist and librarian (* 1651)
  • September 18: Johann Kaspar Horn , German composer, lawyer and doctor (* 1636)
  • September 26th: Guillaume Massieu , French Jesuit, classical philologist and Romanist (* 1665)

Fourth Quarter

  • 0December 5: Marie-Anne de La Trémoille , French noblewoman, first lady-in-waiting of the Spanish Queen Maria Luisa Gabriella of Savoy (* 1642)
Liselotte of the Palatinate

Exact date of death unknown

  • Domingos da Costa , leader of the topasse in the Lesser Sunda Islands and deputy to the governor of the Portuguese possessions there
  • Gertrud Gröninger , Westphalian sculptor (* around 1650)
  • Konoe Motohiro , Japanese painter, calligrapher and imperial regent (* 1648)
  • Peter Sandrart , German entrepreneur, Huguenot and mayor of the Palatinate Colony in Magdeburg (* around 1656)
  • Filippo Tancredi , Sicilian painter (* 1655)

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