What Happened In History Year 1718

Historical Events for the Year 1718

  • 7th May » The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
  • 21st July » The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
  • 22nd November » Off the coast of North Carolina, Kingdom of Great Britain called British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
  • 30th November » Swedish king Charles XII dies during a Siege of Fredriksten named siege of the fortress of Fredriksten in Norway.
  • 17th December » War of the Quadruple Alliance: Great Britain declares war on Spain.

Famous Birthdays in 1718

  • 7th January » Israel Putnam, American general (d. 1790)
  • 29th January » Paul Rabaut, French pastor (d. 1794)
  • 17th February » Matthew Tilghman, American politician (d. 1790)
  • 12th March » Joseph Damer, 1st Earl of Dorchester, English politician (d. 1798)
  • 31st March » Mariana Victoria of Spain (d. 1781)
  • 4th April » Benjamin Kennicott, English theologian and scholar (d. 1783)
  • 7th April » Hugh Blair, Scottish minister and author (d. 1800)
  • 20th April » David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)
  • 24th April » Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-English painter (d. 1784)
  • 26th April » Esek Hopkins, American commander (d. 1802)
  • 27th April » Thomas Lewis (Virginia) known as Thomas Lewis, Irish-American surveyor and lawyer (d. 1790)
  • 16th May » Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1799)
  • 17th May » Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1778)
  • 23rd May » William Hunter (anatomist) known as William Hunter, Scottish anatomist and physician (d. 1783)
  • 30th May » Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1793)
  • 17th June » George Howard (British Army officer) e.g George Howard, English field marshal and politician (d. 1796)
  • 5th July » Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1794)
  • 18th July » Saverio Bettinelli, Italian poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1808)
  • 31st July » John Canton, English physicist (d. 1772)
  • 11th August » Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-English general and politician, 22nd Governor of Quebec (d. 1791)
  • 29th September » Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Russia) known as Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia (d. 1783)
  • 19th October » Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, French general and politician, Secretary of State for War (France) known as French Secretary of State for War (d. 1804)
  • 28th October » Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian priest, mathematician, astronomer, and explorer (d. 1793)
  • 21st November » Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, German composer, critic, and theorist (d. 1795)

Famous Deaths in History for 1718

  • 6th January » Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian jurist (b. 1664)
  • 17th January » Benjamin Church (military officer) known as Benjamin Church, American captain (b. 1639)
  • 1st February » Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660)
  • 18th February » Peter Anthony Motteux, French-English author and playwright (b. 1663)
  • 7th May » Mary of Modena (b. 1658)
  • 30th May » Arnold van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle, Dutch-English general (b. 1670)
  • 7th July » Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (b. 1690)
  • 28th July » Étienne Baluze, French scholar and academic (b. 1630)
  • 30th July » William Penn, English businessman and philosopher, founded the Province of Pennsylvania (b. 1644)
  • 4th August » René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, French-Canadian founder of Rimouski (b. 1656)
  • 22nd November » Blackbeard, English pirate (b. 1680)
  • 30th November » Charles XII of Sweden (b. 1682)
  • 6th December » Nicholas Rowe (dramatist) named Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (b. 1674)
  • 9th December » Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian monk, cosmographer, and cartographer (b. 1650)

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