Chronology of events 1693--1776

  • A date of January 1 in a given year indicates that the year is certain but the month and day are not.
  • Exceptions are public appointments to Deft's city offices, which took effect on January 1 of each year.
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May 6, 1717 Wrote Letter XXXV of 1717-05-06 (AB 334) to Ewout van Bleiswijk
May 26, 1717 Wrote Letter XXXVI of 1717-05-26 (AB 335) to Abraham Cornelis van Bleyswyck
June 8, 1717 Named as neighbor in the inventory of Pieter van der Wilt's property
June 15, 1717 Wrote Letter XXXVII of 1717-06-15 (AB 336) to Members of the Royal Society
July 6, 1717 Wrote Letter XXXVIII of 1717-07-06 (AB 337) to Antony Cinck
July 13, 1717 Wrote Letter XXXIX of 1717-07-13 (AB 338) to Jan Gerard Kerkherdere
August 18, 1717 Wrote Letter XL of 1717-08-18 (AB 339) to Adriaan Johannes Swalmius
August 26, 1717 Wrote Letter XLI of 1717-08-26 (AB 340) to Herman Boerhaave
September 10, 1717 Wrote Letter XLII of 1717-09-10 (AB 341) to Frederik Adriaan van Reede van Renswoude
September 17, 1717 Wrote Letter XLIII of 1717-09-17 (AB 342) to Members of the Royal Society
October 8, 1717 Wrote Letter XLIV of 1717-10-08 (AB 343) to Members of the Royal Society
October 22, 1717 Wrote Letter XLV of 1717-10-22 (AB 344) to Members of the Royal Society
November 20, 1717 Wrote Letter XLVI of 1717-11-20 (AB 345) to Members of the Royal Society
December 15, 1717 Received payment from the city for inspector / wine gauger duties
December 23, 1717 Named again as neighbor in the disposition of Pieter van der Wilt's estate
January 1, 1718 Published Send-Brieven (Epistles), Letters I - XLVI
April 1, 1718 cousin Pieter Maartens Leeuwenhoek married Kniertje van der Doe
April 19, 1718 nephew Adriaan Johannes Swalmius married Elisabet van Heering
December 6, 1718 Named again as a neighbor in final sale of Pieter van der Wilt's property
December 30, 1718 Delft's mayors decided that the kamerbewaarder would no longer receive 300 g after the death of Leeuwenhoek
January 1, 1719 Published Epistolae ad Societatem (Letters to the Society), Letters 108 - 146
January 1, 1719 Published Epistolae Physiologicae (Physiological Letters), Letters I - XLVI
January 23, 1719 Received payment from the city for inspector / wine gauger duties
June 26, 1719 Made will with daughter Maria
April 8, 1720 cousin Magdaleentje (Helena) Maertens Leeuwenhoek buried
April 29, 1720 Received payment from the city for inspector / wine gauger duties
December 30, 1720 cousin Maarten Pieters Hogenhouck buried
May 1, 1721 At age 88, his 100th publication in Philosophical Transactions
November 17, 1721 Made will with daughter Maria
January 1, 1722 Published Arcana Naturae Detecta (Nature's Mysteries Disclosed), Letters 32, 33, 37, 39 - 41, 61 - 92 (2nd)
January 1, 1722 Published Continuatio Arcanorum Naturae detectorum (Continuation of Nature's Mysteries Disclosed), Letters 93 - 107 (2nd)
January 1, 1722 Published Opera Omnia, seu Arcana Naturae Microscopiorum (The Works, or Nature's Microscopical Mysteries), 25 Letters from 28 - 60 (4th)
May 15, 1722 Received payment from the city for inspector / wine gauger duties
July 13, 1722 Received payment from the city for inspector / wine gauger duties
August 25, 1723 Requested on his deathbed that Hoogvliet translate his final two letters into Latin
August 26, 1723 Died in his Hippolytusbuurt home
August 30, 1723 pastor Petrus Gribius wrote to James Jurin of the Royal Society announcing Leeuwenhoek's death
August 31, 1723 Buried in Oude Kerk
October 4, 1723 pastor Petrus Gribius wrote to James Jurin of the Royal Society about Leeuwenhoek's methods
October 4, 1723 daughter Maria sent cabinet with 26 magnifying glasses to the Royal Society
January 1, 1724 Martin Folkes' article about Leeuwenhoek's microscopes published in Philosophical Transactions
January 1, 1729 Reinier Boitet's Beschryving der Stadt Delft published; first biography of Leeuwenhoek
April 16, 1729 nephew Anthonij Jans de Molijn buried
January 1, 1730 Published Continuatio Epistolarum (Continuation of the Letters), Letters 53-60 (4th)
February 21, 1730 cousin Adriaen Lambrechts Leeuwenhoek, the notary, had his license suspended by the Heren van de Weth
August 7, 1732 daughter Maria added codicil to 1712 will
November 14, 1739 daughter Maria funded the Oude Kerk memorial for her father
June 24, 1741 daughter Maria made a will providing for the graves
May 20, 1744 daughter Maria made her final will
April 30, 1745 daughter Maria buried
June 26, 1745 daughter Maria's estate inventoried
August 25, 1745 house on Hippolytusbuurt, het Gulden Hoofd, sold
September 15, 1746 daughter Maria's estate distributed to her heirs
May 23, 1747 auction of the books and instruments of a "Liefhebber"
May 29, 1747 Leeuwenhoek's magnifying glasses auctioned
August 14, 1755 neice Margareta Cornelia Hobus's estate
September 23, 1776 daughter Maria, final accounting of her estate

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