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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1717 AD


January 4: Netherlands, England and France sign Triple Alliance
January 5: Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
January 14: German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam


February 1: Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France


June 24: 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London


July 28: Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs


August 16: Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
August 17: France, Russia and Prussia sign agreement
August 22: Spanish troops lands on Sardinia


December 25: Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed
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