September 1 - King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years, leaving the throne of his exhausted and indebted country to his great-grandson Louis XV. Regent for the new, five years old monarch is Philippe d'Orléans, nephew of Louis XIV.
- September - First of the major Jacobite Rebellions in Scotland against the rule of King George I. Lead by the Earl of Mar who raised the Old Pretender's standard and marched on Edinburgh. "King James III", son of the deposed Stuart King James II, briefly arrived from France, but left as it became clear that there was no support for him in England; he took Mar with him, but left most of his supporters behind. (December).
- Colony of Carolina goes to war with the Amerindian tribe of Yamasee