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.

Unless otherwise indicated, for events in England, the date given is Old Style, 10 days behind the Dutch Republic's New Style until 1700 and then 11 days behind.

Date
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 Anthonie 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
May 8, 1708 Bought neighboring property on Nieuwstraat
June 29, 1708 Wrote letter of 1708-06-29 (AB 276) to Members of the Royal Society
August 28, 1708 Wrote letter of 1708-08-28 (AB 277) to Members of the Royal Society
October 9, 1708 Wrote letter of 1708-10-09 (AB 278) to Members of the Royal Society
September 10, 1709 Wrote letter of 1709-09-10 (AB 280) to John Chamberlayne
September 10, 1709 Wrote letter of 1709-09-10 (AB 279) to Hans Sloane
November 22, 1709 Wrote letter of 1709-11-22 (AB 281) to John Chamberlayne
January 14, 1710 Wrote letter of 1710-01-14 (AB 282) to Members of the Royal Society
January 26, 1710 cousin Elisabeth Maertens Leeuwenhoek married Leonard van Amsterdam
February 2, 1710 Wrote letter of 1710-02-21 (AB 283) to Members of the Royal Society
June 6, 1710 Wrote letter of 1710-06-06 (AB 284) to Members of the Royal Society
November 11, 1710 Wrote letter of 1710-11-11 (AB 285) to Members of the Royal Society
November 26, 1710 daughter Maria Thonis sold two little houses
November 27, 1710 Visited by John Farrington
December 4, 1710 Visited by Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach: "more of ingenuity than foundation"
August 15, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-08-15 (AB 286) to Anthonie Heinsius
August 18, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-08-18 (AB 287) to James Petiver
September 22, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-09-22 (AB 288) to Members of the Royal Society
November 23, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-11-23 (AB 289) to Anthonie Heinsius
December 23, 1711 Delft's mayors annulled Leeuwenhoek's position of district supervisor
December 29, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-12-29 (AB 290) to Anthonie Heinsius
December 29, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-12-29 (AB 291) to Anthonie Heinsius
February 11, 1712 Made will; he and daughter Maria universal heirs
March 3, 1712 Wrote letter of 1712-03-01 (AB 292) to Members of the Royal Society
March 25, 1712 microscopist Nehemiah Grew died
April 12, 1712 Wrote letter of 1712-04-12 (AB 293) to Members of the Royal Society
June 10, 1712 Wrote letter of 1712-06-10 (AB 294) to Members of the Royal Society
August 5, 1712 Appointed guardian of ? Leeuwenvelt
November 8, 1712 Wrote Letter I of 1712-11-08 (AB 296) to Anthonie Heinsius
November 8, 1712 Wrote letter of 1712-11-08 (AB 295) to Anthonie Heinsius
November 28, 1712 nephew Adriaan Johannes Swalmius married Agatha Amelia Cocquis
December 17, 1712 Wrote Letter II of 1712-12-17 (AB 297) to Anthonie Heinsius
January 1, 1713 Published Cinnaber Naturalis (Natural Cinnabar), Letters 48 - 52 (2nd)
February 28, 1713 Wrote Letter III of 1713-02-28 (AB 298) to Jan Meerman
March 14, 1713 Wrote Letter IV of 1713-03-14 (AB 299) to Jan Meerman
March 25, 1713 Wrote Letter V of 1713-03-25 (AB 300) to Adriaen van Assendelft
March 29, 1713 Wrote Letter VI of 1713-03-29 (AB 301) to Anthonie Heinsius
June 28, 1713 Wrote Letter VII of 1713-06-28 (AB 302) to Members of the Royal Society
June 30, 1713 Wrote Letter VIII of 1713-06-30 (AB 303) to Anthonie Heinsius
October 12, 1713 Wrote letter of 1713-10-12 (AB 304) to Hans Sloane
October 13, 1713 Hans Sloane wrote to Leeuwenhoek about responses to his recent letters
October 24, 1713 Wrote Letter IX of 1713-10-24 (AB 305) to Antony Cinck
November 19, 1713 nephew Jan Adriaans Swalmius baptized
December 7, 1713 nephew Adriaan Johannes Swalmius admitted as notary
January 6, 1714 cousin Maarten Pieters Hogenhouck appointed church warden, Oude Kerk and Nieuwe Kerk
January 26, 1714 daughter Maria received bequest from Bisschop estate
June 22, 1714 Wrote Letter X of 1714-06-22 (AB 306) to Members of the Royal Society
July 8, 1714 Richard Waller wrote to Leeuwenhoek about how the Royal Society received his observations
August 17, 1714 Andries Jacobs appointed assistant city inspector / wine gauger
August 19, 1714 Richard Waller wrote to Leeuwenhoek about the receipt of his latest letter and the Royal Society's annual recess
August 21, 1714 Wrote Letter XI of 1714-08-21 (AB 307) to Members of the Royal Society

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