1700s (decade)

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Last effective Mughal Emperor

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

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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1700


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  • Mission San Xavier del Bac is founded in New Spain near Tucson, as a Spanish Roman Catholic mission. The mission's location had first been scouted by the Spanish in 1692 according to most historians.
  • An inventory made for the House of Medici of Florence is the first documentary evidence for a piano, invented by their instrument keeper Bartolomeo Cristofori.
  • An English translation of the novel Don Quixote, "translated from the original by many hands and published by Peter Motteux", begins publication in London. While popular among readers, it will eventually come to be known as one of the worst translations of the novel, totally betraying the spirit of Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece.
  • The value of sales of English manufactured products to the Atlantic economy is £3.9 million.

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1701

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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

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  • 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 eight years after Bashō's death.
  • Delaware is designated a separate colony.
  • Richard Bentley at Cambridge in England introduces the first written (as opposed to oral) competitive examinations in a Western university.[23]

1703

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1704

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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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1707

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1708

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1709

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Births[edit]

1700

1701

1702

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1704

1705

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Deaths[edit]

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1701

1702

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1704

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1708

1709

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