1713 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1713 in Great Britain.
- Monarch – Anne
- 27 March – First Treaty of Utrecht between Britain and Spain. Spain cedes Gibraltar and Minorca.
- 11 April – Second Treaty of Utrecht signed between Britain and France ending the War of the Spanish Succession. France cedes Newfoundland, Acadia, Hudson Bay and St Kitts.
- 14 April – first performance, in London, of Thomas Addison's libertarian play Cato, a Tragedy.
- July to August – General election results in a Tory victory.
- Board of Longitude established.
- John Rowley of London produces an orrery to a commission by Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery.
- Matthew Hale - The History and Analysis of the Common Law of England, the first published history of English law (posthumous).
- 10 April – John Whitehurst, clockmaker and scientist (died 1788)
- 25 May – John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister (died 1792)
- 11 June – Edward Capell, critic (died 1781)
- 22 June – Lord John Philip Sackville, cricketer (died 1765)
- 7 October – Granville Elliott, military officer (died 1759)
- 13 October – Allan Ramsay, painter (died 1784)
- 24 November – Laurence Sterne, Irish-born English novelist (died 1768)
- 15 December – Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip, statesman (died 1802)
- James Stuart, archaeologist, architect and artist (died 1788)
- Jonathan Toup, classical scholar and critic (died 1785)
- 4 February – Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, politician and philosopher (born 1671)
- 20 May – Thomas Sprat, minister (born 1635)
- 7 July – Henry Compton, Bishop of Oxford and privy councillor (born 1632)
- 20 October – Archibald Pitcairne, physician (born 1652)
- October/November – Fabian Stedman, pioneer of change ringing (born 1640)
- 7 November – Elizabeth Barry, actress (born 1658)
- 14 December – Thomas Rymer, historian (born 1641)
- Thomas Ellwood, religious writer (born 1639)
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