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Henry Nassau, Count of Auverquerque, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1706 - NPG D574 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henry Nassau, Count of Auverquerque

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1706
13 1/4 in. x 9 7/8 in. (339 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 13 3/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. (344 mm x 260 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1892
Reference Collection
NPG D574


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  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1682 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
  • John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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  • NPG D11701: Henry Nassau, Count of Auverquerque (from same plate)

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Events of 1706back to top

Current affairs

The Regency Bill passes in Parliament. John Somers, Baron Somers, and Thomas Wharton, Marquess of Wharton, as prominent supporters of the Protestant succession, are instrumental in formulating legislation which provide for an emergency Council of Sate to convene upon the death of Queen Anne, pending arrival of the Hanoverian successor.

Art and science

Publication of Horae lyricae, by hymn writer Isaac Watts. A dissenting minister, Watts is recognised as the 'Father of English Hymnody'. Publication of Synopsis Palmariorum Matheseos, a mathematical guide for beginners by mathematician William Jones. Thomas Twining opens a tea room in London.

International

Allied forces under Commander-in-chief, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, defeat Louis XIV's army at the Battle of Ramillies. The most successful campaign in Marlborough's career, victory at Ramillies and a string of subsequent military successes for the allies establishes their control of the Southern Netherlands.

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