1718 in History – What happened in year 1718

✅ Published on March 30th, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1718 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1718.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1718 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
22 novemberThe pirate Blackbeard was killed in battle by a boarding partyof British sailors off the coast of North Carolina, ending his reign ofterror in the Caribbean.
09 JanuaryFrance declared a fight against Spain.
17 JanuaryThe avalanche destroyed kai buildings in Lookerbud, Switz, and 53 people died.
15 MayJames Pakley, a London lawyer who built the world's first machine gun.
26 JuneTsarevich Aleksei Petrovich Peter's great son from Russia was sentenced for his father's death.
21 JulyThe Treaty of Pasarowitz was signed between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice.
11 AugustBattle of Cape Passers: The British fleet destroyed Sicily of the Spanish.
15 SeptemberDzinger Khanate destroyed a king's army at the Battle of the Salween River.
20 OctoberStede Bonnet and his crew were captured near the mouth of the Cape Fear River and transported to Charleston, South Carolina, from where everyone was convicted and sentenced to death for trying for the robbery.
22 NovemberVirginia Governor Alexander Spotswood sent a Royal Navy contingent to North Carolina, citing a violation of the amnesty agreement with Blackbeard, where he battled Blackbeard and his crew at Oakrock Inlet. Blackbeard killed in action.
17 DecemberThe Empire of the Roman Empire, Great Britain and the Dutch Republic France formally joined France in declaring Spain's war, triggering a quadruple coalition war.


Famous birthdays in the year 1718:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 OctoberElizabeth Montagu / Author / United Kingdom
04 AprilBenjamin Kennicott / Scholar / United Kingdom
05 JulyFrancis Seymour-Conway / Politician / United Kingdom
07 AprilHugh Blair / Author / Scotland
07 January Israel Putnam / General / United States of America
17 JuneGeorge Howard / Politician / United Kingdom
17 MayRobert Darcy / Politician / United Kingdom
18 JulySaverio Bettinelli / Poet / Italy
19 OctoberVictor-François / Politician / France
20 AprilDavid Brainerd / Missionary / United States of America
21 NovemberFriedrich Wilhelm Marpurg / Composer / Germany
23 MayWilliam Hunter / Physician / United Kingdom
24 AprilNathaniel Hone the Elder / Painter / United Kingdom
26 February Johan Ernst Gunnerus / Zoologist / Norway
26 AprilEsek Hopkins / Soldier / United States of America
27 AprilThomas Lewis / Lawyer / United States of America
28 OctoberIgnacije Szentmartony / Mathematician / Croatia
29 January Paul Rabaut / Pastor / France
29 SeptemberNikita Ivanovich Panin / Politician / Russia
31 JulyJohn Canton / Academic / United Kingdom
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