From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"The 1713 Treaty of Utrecht recognized Louis XIV's grandson Philip, Duke of Anjou, as King of Spain (as Philip V), thus confirming the succession stipulated in the will of Charles II. However, Philip was compelled to renounce for himself and his descendants any right to the French throne."--Sholem Stein
Art and culture
- Of the buried cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii no traces were discovered till the year 1713, when some labourers, in digging a well, came upon the remains of Herculaneum about 8 m (24 ft) underground.
- Didot family - in 1713 François Didot opened a bookstore called "À la Bible d'or" (which could be translated "The Golden Bible") on the Quai des Grands-Augustins.
- Treaty of Utrecht
- De Morbis Artificum Diatriba by Bernardino Ramazzini
- Lettres historiques et galantes by Anne-Marguerite du Noyer
- Discourse of Free-Thinking by Anthony Collins
- Construction of Hogarth's House in London begins.
- Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)
- Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (d. 1796)
- Charles Batteux, French philosopher (d. 1780)
- Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
- Denis Diderot, French philosopher and encyclopedist (d. 1784)
- Laurence Sterne, Irish writer (d. 1768)
- Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist (d. 1786)
- Pierre Jurieu, French Protestant leader (b. 1637)
- Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (b. 1671)
- Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)