Chronology of events 1693--1776

For some events, the year is certain but the month and day are not. Example: We know only the year for the collections of Leeuwenhoek's letters published in Dutch during his lifetime. For other events, the season or month are certain but the day is not. Example: Leeuwenhoek mentions that someone visited him "last month".

On the other hand, many events did indeed happen on the first day of a month. Example: public appointments to Delft's city offices took effect on January 1 of each year. Thus:

  • A date of January 1 in a given year may indicate that the year is certain but the month and day are not.
  • A date of 1 in a given month may indicate that the year and month are certain but the day is not.
Date
October 26, 1700 Wrote Letter 134 of 1700-10-26 (AB 219) to Hans Sloane
December 25, 1700 Wrote Letter 135 of 1700-12-25 (AB 220) to Hans Sloane
January 4, 1701 cousin Lambrecht Huijchs Leeuwenhoek buried
January 28, 1701 Wrote Letter 136 of 1701-01-28 (AB 221) to Hans Sloane
February 9, 1701 Wrote letter of 1701-02-09 (AB 222) to Frederik Adriaan van Reede van Renswoude
April 8, 1701 Wrote letter of 1701-04-08 (AB 223) to the Mayors of Delft
April 15, 1701 Wrote Letter 137 of 1701-04-15 (AB 224) to Members of the Royal Society
June 21, 1701 Wrote Letter 139 of 1701-06-21 (AB 225) to John Chamberlayne
June 21, 1701 Wrote Letter 138 of 1701-06-21 (AB 226) to Members of the Royal Society
June 21, 1701 Wrote letter of 1701-06-21 (AB 227) to Hans Sloane
August 1, 1701 At age 68, his 50th publication in Philosophical Transactions
August 2, 1701 Wrote Letter 140 of 1701-08-02 (AB 228) to Members of the Royal Society
August 26, 1701 Wrote Letter 141 of 1701-08-26 (AB 229) to Frederik Adriaan van Reede van Renswoude
December 6, 1701 Wrote letter of 1701-12-06 (AB 230) to Hans Sloane
December 6, 1701 Wrote Letter 142 of 1701-12-06 (AB 231) to John Somers
December 20, 1701 Wrote Letter 143 of 1701-12-20 (AB 232) to Members of the Royal Society
January 1, 1702 Published Sevende Vervolg der Brieven (Seventh Continuation of the Letters), Letters 108 - 146
February 9, 1702 Wrote Letter 144 of 1702-02-09 (AB 233) to Hendrik van Bleyswijk
February 14, 1702 Wrote Letter 145 of 1702-02-14 (AB 234) to Members of the Royal Society
April 19, 1702 cousin Cornelis Lambrechts Leeuwenhoek (1670-1702) buried
April 20, 1702 Wrote Letter 146 of 1702-04-20 (AB 235) to Karl von Hessen-Kassel
April 20, 1702 Wrote letter of 1702-04-20 (AB 236) to Karl von Hessen-Kassel
April 28, 1702 Wrote letter of 1702-04-28 (AB 237) to Members of the Royal Society
December 8, 1702 Wrote letter of 1702-12-08 (AB 238) to John Chamberlayne
December 25, 1702 Wrote letter of 1702-12-25 (AB 239) to Members of the Royal Society
February 5, 1703 Wrote letter of 1703-02-05 (AB 240) to Members of the Royal Society
February 26, 1703 Wrote letter of 1703-02-26 (AB 241) to Members of the Royal Society
March 3, 1703 Robert Hooke died
November 3, 1703 Wrote letter of 1703-11-03 (AB 242) to Hans Sloane
November 3, 1703 Wrote letter of 1703-11-03 (AB 243) to Members of the Royal Society
December 4, 1703 Wrote letter of 1703-12-04 (AB 244) to Members of the Royal Society
January 1, 1704 Tried to resign from city inspector / wine gauger job
January 1, 1704 Published Vervolg der Brieven (Continuation of the Letters), Letters 53 - 60 (3rd)
January 8, 1704 Wrote letter of 1704-01-08 (AB 245) to Members of the Royal Society
February 1, 1704 Wrote letter of 1704-02-01 (AB 246) to Members of the Royal Society
February 11, 1704 Wrote letter of 1704-02-11 (AB 247) to Petrus Valckenier
March 21, 1704 Wrote letter of 1704-03-21 (AB 248) to Members of the Royal Society
July 22, 1704 Wrote letter of 1704-07-22 (AB 249) to Members of the Royal Society
September 16, 1704 Wrote letter of 1704-09-16 (AB 250) to Members of the Royal Society
October 3, 1704 Wrote letter of 1704-10-03 (AB 251) to John Chamberlayne
November 4, 1704 Wrote letter of 1704-11-04 (AB 252) to Members of the Royal Society
December 13, 1704 Wrote letter of 1704-12-13 (AB 253) to Members of the Royal Society
January 1, 1705 Peter Stout appointed assistant wine gauger
March 3, 1705 Wrote letter of 1705-03-03 (AB 254) to Members of the Royal Society
March 3, 1705 Wrote letter of 1705-03-03 (AB 255) to John Chamberlayne
March 12, 1705 Wrote letter of 1705-03-12 (AB 256) to Antonio Magliabechi
March 27, 1705 Wrote letter of 1705-03-27 (AB 257) to Members of the Royal Society
April 24, 1705 Wrote letter of 1705-04-24 (AB 258) to Members of the Royal Society
May 25, 1705 Wrote letter of 1705-05-25 (AB 259) to Members of the Royal Society
December 18, 1705 Wrote letter of 1705-12-18 (AB 260) to Francesco Corner
December 29, 1705 Wrote letter of 1705-12-29 (AB 261) to Members of the Royal Society
March 7, 1706 Wrote letter of 1706-03-07 (AB 262) to Govert Bidloo
March 7, 1706 Visited by Govert Bidloo
March 19, 1706 Wrote letter of 1706-03-19 (AB 263) to Members of the Royal Society
April 20, 1706 Wrote letter of 1706-04-20 (AB 264) to Members of the Royal Society
June 1, 1706 Wrote letter of 1706-06-01 (AB 265) to Members of the Royal Society
December 1, 1706 Wrote letter of 1707-00-01 (AB 266) to Angelus van Wikhuysen
May 17, 1707 Wrote letter of 1707-05-17 (AB 267) to John Chamberlayne
July 1, 1707 At age 74, his 75th publication in Philosophical Transactions
July 5, 1707 Wrote letter of 1707-07-05 (AB 268) to Members of the Royal Society
July 12, 1707 Wrote letter of 1707-07-12 (AB 269) to Members of the Royal Society
July 25, 1707 Wrote letter of 1707-07-25 (AB 270) to Members of the Royal Society
August 10, 1707 Wrote letter of 1707-08-10 (AB 271) to Antonie Heinsius
October 18, 1707 Wrote letter of 1707-10-18 (AB 272) to Members of the Royal Society
November 22, 1707 Wrote letter of 1707-11-22 (AB 273) to Members of the Royal Society
December 6, 1707 Wrote letter of 1707-12-06 (AB 274) to Members of the Royal Society
January 1, 1708 Published Arcana Naturae Microscopiorum (Nature's Mcroscopical Mysteries), 19 Letters from 28 - 52 (3rd)
January 1, 1708 Wrote letter of 1708-01-01 (AB 275) to Members of the Royal Society
January 29, 1708 printer-bookseller Hendrik van Cronevelt buried
April 29, 1708 daughter Maria Thonis named to receive a bequest in the will of her Bisschop cousins

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