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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1715 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1715
Ab urbe condita2468
Armenian calendar1164
Assyrian calendar6465
Balinese saka calendar1636–1637
Bengali calendar1122
Berber calendar2665
British Regnal yearGeo. 1 – 2 Geo. 1
Buddhist calendar2259
Burmese calendar1077
Byzantine calendar7223–7224
Chinese calendar甲午(Wood Horse)
4411 or 4351
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
4412 or 4352
Coptic calendar1431–1432
Discordian calendar2881
Ethiopian calendar1707–1708
Hebrew calendar5475–5476
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1771–1772
 - Shaka Samvat1636–1637
 - Kali Yuga4815–4816
Holocene calendar11715
Igbo calendar715–716
Iranian calendar1093–1094
Islamic calendar1126–1128
Japanese calendarShōtoku 5
Javanese calendar1638–1639
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4048
Minguo calendar197 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar247
Thai solar calendar2257–2258
Tibetan calendar阳木马年
(male Wood-Horse)
1841 or 1460 or 688
    — to —
(female Wood-Goat)
1842 or 1461 or 689

1715 (MDCCXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1715th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 715th year of the 2nd millennium, the 15th year of the 18th century, and the 6th year of the 1710s decade. As of the start of 1715, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.


Breech-loading firearm that belonged to Philip V of Spain, made by A. Tienza, Madrid circa 1715.


  • January 13 – A fire in London, described by some as the worst since the 1666 blaze almost 50 years earlier, starts on Thames Street when fireworks prematurely explode "in the house of Mr. Walker, and oil man"; more than 100 houses are consumed in the blaze, which continues over to Tower Street before it is controlled.[1]
  • February 11Tuscarora War: The Tuscarora and their allies sign a peace treaty with the Province of Carolina, and agree to move to a reservation near Lake Mattamuskeet, effectively ending the Tuscarora War. Large numbers of Tuscarora subsequently move to New York.
  • March 27Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, flees from Great Britain to France. His part in secret negotiations with France, leading to the Treaty of Utrecht, has cast suspicion on him in the eyes of the Whig government of Britain. He becomes secretary of state to the Pretender, James Edward Stuart.[2]
  • May 3 – A total solar eclipse is seen across southern England, Sweden and Finland (the last total eclipse visible in London for almost 900 years).


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 294–295. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
  3. "Trading Places: Old Dock History". Liverpool Museums. Archived from the original on March 24, 2008. Retrieved March 24, 2008.
  4. "Liverpool: The docks". A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4. British History Online. 1911. pp. 41–43. Retrieved March 24, 2008.
  5. Historic Environment Scotland. "Battle of Sheriffmuir (BTL17)". Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  6. Cates, William L. R. (1863). The Pocket Date Book. London: Chapman and Hall.
  7. According to Coffee: A Dark History.