Chronology of events: 1694--1702

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
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
September 16, 1701 Hans Sloane wrote to Leeuwenhoek personally thanking him for the bequest of 26 magnifying glasses
November 7, 1701 Hans Sloane wrote to Leeuwenhoek expressing the Royal Society's thanks for the bequest of 26 magnifying glasses
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

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