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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1705 AD

January

January 8: Georg F Handels 1st opera "Almira," premieres in Hamburg

April

April 16: Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College
April 23: Richard Steele's "Tender Husband," premieres in London

October

October 1: Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rakoczi becomes king
October 15: English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona

November

November 23: Nicholas Rowe's "Ulysses," premieres in London

December

December 29: Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenee," premieres in Paris
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