Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1700
February 2 - Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (d. 1766) March 8 - Anne Bonny Irish-American pirate, (d. 1782) March 13 - Michel Blavet, French flutist (d. 1768) May 26 - Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (d. 1760) August 13 - Heinrich, count von Brühl September 11 - James Thomson, Scottish poet (d. 1748) September 30 - Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773) October 20 - Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans, Duchess of Modena (d. 1761) November 28 - Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1770)
January 7 - Raffaello Fabretti, Italian antiquarian (b. 1618) May 12 - John Dryden, English writer (b. 1631) November 1 - Charles II of Spain, (b. 1661)
January 1 - Russia begins using the Anno Domini era and no longer uses the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire. January 26 - The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records. February 12 - The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe. February 27 - The island of New Britain is discovered. February 28 - Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar. March 1 - Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian Calendar on this date in 1753. November 20 - Great Northern War: Battle of Narva November 30 - Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8,500 men under Charles XII defeats a much larger Russian army at Narva.