Decades: 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s - 1710s - 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s
Years: 1713 1714 1715 1716 1717 - 1718 - 1719 1720 1721 1722 1723
May 15 - James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun.
July 21 - Treaty of Passarowitz signed
November 22 - Off the coast of Virginia, English pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle when a British boarding party cornered and then shot and stabbed him more than 25 times.
May 16 - Maria Gaetana Agnesi, mathematician (+ 1799)
Charles XII of Sweden
November 22 - Blackbeard the pirate\n