1717 in History
January 4 Netherlands, England and France sign Triple Alliance
January 5 Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
January 14 German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
February 1 Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
June 24 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
July 28 Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
August 16 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
August 17 France, Russia and Prussia sign agreement
August 22 Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
December 25 Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed