1738 in History – What happened in year 1738

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

In history, year 1738 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 1738.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1738 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 aprilSerse, an opera by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel loosely based on Xerxes I of Persia, premiered in London.
24 mayAt a Moravian meeting in Aldersgate, London, John Wesleyexperienced a spiritual rebirth, leading him to launch the Methodistmovement.
04 FebruaryThe court Jewish Joseph Sue Oppenheimer was executed in Württemberg.
28 MarchJenkin's Air War; Parliament requested an address to the king asking him to deal with Spain.
18 AprilReal Academy de la Historia was established in Madrid "Royal Academy of History").
09 MayBritain sent a fleet to the West Indies from the Mediterranean Sea.
02 AugustFrance assisted Emperor Karel Sahava in the war against Turkey.
18 NovemberFrance and Austria signed the peace treaty.
09 DecemberThe Jews were expelled from Breslau Silesia.


Famous birthdays in the year 1738:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustJacques François Dugommier / General / France
02 DecemberRichard Montgomery / General / Ireland
03 JulyJohn Singleton Copley / Painter / United States of America
11 March Benjamin Tupper / General / United States of America
11 OctoberArthur Phillip / Politician / United Kingdom
14 AugustLeopold Hofmann / Composer / Austria
14 DecemberJan Antonín Koželuh / Educator / Czech Republic
14 AprilWilliam Cavendish-Bentinck / Politician / United Kingdom
15 NovemberWilliam Herschel / Astronomer / United Kingdom
16 JuneMary Katherine Goddard / Publisher / United States of America
21 January Ethan Allen / General / United States of America
22 JuneJacques Delille / Poet / France
25 SeptemberNicholas Van Dyke / Politician / United States of America
27 MayNathaniel Gorham / Politician / United States of America
28 MayJoseph-Ignace Guillotin / Physician / France
31 DecemberCharles Cornwallis / Politician / United Kingdom
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