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Events of 1715
- February 11 – Tuscarora War: The Tuscarora and their allies sign a peace treaty with the Province of Carolina and agree to move to a reservation near Lake Mattamuskeet, effectively ending the Tuscarora War. Large numbers of Tuscarora subsequently move to New York.
- May 3 – A total solar eclipse is seen across southern England, Sweden and Finland (the last total eclipse visible in London, UK for almost 900 years).
- July 24 – A Spanish treasure fleet of 10 ships under General Don Juan Ubilla leaves Havana, Cuba for Spain. Seven days later, 9 of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida (some centuries later, treasure salvage is found from these wrecks).
- September – The first of the major Jacobite Rebellions in Scotland against the rule of King George I breaks out. John Erskine, 22nd Earl of Mar raises the standard of James Francis Edward Stuart and marches on Edinburgh. James, the son of the deposed King James VII, briefly arrives from France, but leaves as it becomes clear that there is no support for him in England; he takes Mar with him, but leaves most of his supporters behind (December).
- September 1 – King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years, leaving his throne to his great-grandson Louis XV. Regent for the new, 5-year-old monarch is Philippe d'Orléans, nephew of Louis XIV.
- November 13 – The undecisive Battle of Sheriffmuir during a Jacobite rising in Scotland.
- December 24 – Swedish troops occupy Norway.
- The Province of Carolina goes to war with the Yamasee Native Americans.
- Karlsruhe Palace is built, resulting in the town of Karlsruhe growing up around it.
- The ancient right to evaluate royal decrees publicly before they are given the force of law by the high court of Paris (the Parlement) is restored.