Timeline of events 1702--1712

  • 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.
Date
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 243) to Members of the Royal Society
November 3, 1703 Wrote letter of 1703-11-03 (AB 242) to Hans Sloane
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 255) to John Chamberlayne
March 3, 1705 Wrote letter of 1705-03-03 (AB 254) to Members of the Royal Society
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 Antonie Heinsius
January 1, 1708 Published Arcana Naturae Microscopiorum (Nature's Mcroscopical Mysteries), 19 Letters from 28 - 52 (3rd)
April 29, 1708 daughter Maria Thonis named to receive a bequest from the will of her Bisschop cousins
May 8, 1708 Bought neighboring property on Nieuwstraat
January 26, 1710 cousin Elisabeth Maertens Leeuwenhoek married Leonard van Amsterdam
December 4, 1710 Visited by Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach
December 23, 1711 Delft's mayors annulled Leeuwenhoek's position of district supervisor
February 11, 1712 Made will; he and daughter Maria universal heirs
March 25, 1712 microscopist Nehemiah Grew died
August 5, 1712 Appointed guardian of ?
November 8, 1712 Wrote letter of 1712-11-08 (AB 296 SB I) 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 of 1712-12-17 (AB 297 SB II) to Anthonie Heinsius