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Events in 1716
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|24 January:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.|
|5 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|6 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|24 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|8 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1128 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|7 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|26 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|14 November:|| ||Gottfried Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher, dies in Hanover at age 70.|
|14 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|26 December:|| ||Thomas Gray, English poet, is born in Cornhill, London.|
People in 1716
Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, André Charles Boulle, Isaac Newton, Grinling Gibbons, Edmond Halley, Jacob Roggeveen, Jonathan Swift, Herman Boerhaave, Peter the Great, Antonio Vivaldi, Vitus Bering, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Hans Egede, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Voltaire, Nader Shah, Daniel Bernoulli, Anders Celsius, Benjamin Franklin, Leonhard Euler, Carolus Linnaeus, Carlo Goldoni, Louis XV, Ruđer Bošković, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Denis Diderot celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1716 was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1620, 1648 and 1676 in the century before it and 1744, 1772 and 1812 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1716 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 October 2017.