Chronology of events: 1702--1712

For some events, the year is certain but the month and day are not. Example: We know only the year for the collections of Leeuwenhoek's letters published in Dutch during his lifetime.

For other events, the season or month are certain but the day is not. Example: Leeuwenhoek mentions that someone visited him "last month".

On the other hand, many events did indeed happen on the first day of a month. Example: public appointments to Delft's city offices took effect on January 1 of each year. Thus:

  • A date of January 1 in a given year may indicate that the year is certain but the month and day are not.
  • A date of 1 in a given month may indicate that the year and month are certain but the day is not.

Unless otherwise indicated, for events in England, the date given is Old Style, 10 days behind the Dutch Republic's New Style until 1700 and then 11 days behind.

Date
July 1, 1710 Visited by Alexander Stuart
November 11, 1710 Wrote letter of 1710-11-11 (AB 285) to Members of the Royal Society
November 26, 1710 daughter Maria Thonis sold two little houses
November 27, 1710 Visited by John Farrington
December 4, 1710 Visited by Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach: "more of ingenuity than foundation"
August 15, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-08-15 (AB 286) to Anthonie Heinsius
August 18, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-08-18 (AB 287) to James Petiver
September 22, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-09-22 (AB 288) to Members of the Royal Society
November 23, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-11-23 (AB 289) to Anthonie Heinsius
December 23, 1711 Delft's mayors annulled Leeuwenhoek's position of district supervisor
December 29, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-12-29 (AB 290) to Anthonie Heinsius
December 29, 1711 Wrote letter of 1711-12-29 (AB 291) to Anthonie Heinsius
February 11, 1712 Made will; he and daughter Maria universal heirs
March 3, 1712 Wrote letter of 1712-03-01 (AB 292) to Members of the Royal Society
March 25, 1712 microscopist Nehemiah Grew died
April 12, 1712 Wrote letter of 1712-04-12 (AB 293) to Members of the Royal Society
June 10, 1712 Wrote letter of 1712-06-10 (AB 294) to Members of the Royal Society
August 5, 1712 Appointed guardian of ? Leeuwenvelt
November 8, 1712 Wrote Letter I of 1712-11-08 (AB 296) 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 II of 1712-12-17 (AB 297) to Anthonie Heinsius

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