1700s (decade)

The 1700s decade ran from January 1, 1700, to December 31, 1709.

Last effective Mughal Emperor

The decade is marked by a shift in the political structure of the Indian subcontinent, and the decline of the Mughal Empire.

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Events

1700


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1701

January–JuneEdit

July–DecemberEdit

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  • English agriculturalist Jethro Tull invents a drill for planting seeds in rows.
  • The Philharmonic Society (Academia Philharmonicorum) is established in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1702

January–JuneEdit

July–DecemberEdit

Date unknownEdit

  • The travel diary Oku no Hosomichi (meaning "Narrow road to/of the interior"), a major work of haibun by the Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō and one of the major texts of Japanese literature of the Edo period, is published posthumously.
  • Delaware is designated a separate colony.

1703

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July–DecemberEdit

Date unknownEdit

1704

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Date unknownEdit

1705

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  • Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England; it is completed in 1724.
  • Taichung City, Taiwan is founded as the village of Dadun.
  • With the interest paid from daimyō loans, the Konoike buy a tract of ponds and swampland, turn the land into rice paddies, and settle 480 households numbering perhaps 2,880 peasants on the land.
  • The Shogunate confiscates the property of a merchant in Osaka "for conduct unbecoming a member of the commercial class". The government seizes 50 pairs of gold screens, 360 carpets, several mansions, 48 granaries and warehouses scattered around the country, and hundreds of thousands of gold pieces.

1706

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July–DecemberEdit

Date unknownEdit

  • The English Parliament establishes the first turnpike trusts, which place a length of road under the control of trustees, drawn from local landowners and traders. The turnpike trusts borrow capital for road maintenance against the security of tolls, and this arrangement becomes the common method of road maintenance for the next 150 years.

1707

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1708

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1709

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BirthsEdit

1700

1701

1702

1703

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1707

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DeathsEdit

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1701

1702

1703

1704

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1709

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