1715 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1715
Ab urbe condita 2468
Armenian calendar 1164
Assyrian calendar 6465
Balinese saka calendar 1636–1637
Bengali calendar 1122
Berber calendar 2665
British Regnal year Geo. 1 – 2 Geo. 1
Buddhist calendar 2259
Burmese calendar 1077
Byzantine calendar 7223–7224
Chinese calendar 甲午(Wood Horse)
4411 or 4351
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
4412 or 4352
Coptic calendar 1431–1432
Discordian calendar 2881
Ethiopian calendar 1707–1708
Hebrew calendar 5475–5476
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1771–1772
 - Shaka Samvat 1636–1637
 - Kali Yuga 4815–4816
Holocene calendar 11715
Igbo calendar 715–716
Iranian calendar 1093–1094
Islamic calendar 1126–1128
Japanese calendar Shōtoku 5
Javanese calendar 1638–1639
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4048
Minguo calendar 197 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 247
Thai solar calendar 2257–2258
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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  1. ^ "Fires, Great", in The Insurance Cyclopeadia: Being an Historical Treasury of Events and Circumstances Connected with the Origin and Progress of Insurance, Cornelius Walford, ed. (C. and E. Layton, 1876) p48-49
  2. ^ a b 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.

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