1748 in History – What happened in year 1748

✅ Published on March 31st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1748 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 1748.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1748 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
26 augustThe first Lutheran denomination in North America, thePennsylvania Ministerium, was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
18 octoberThe War of the Austrian Succession ended with the signing ofthe Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
28 JuneMore than 200 people died in the riots in Amsterdam against the public hanging of two people.
04 DecemberFrench chemist Bertley was born. He did research work on different types of salts.
26 JanuaryBritain, Netherlands, Austria and Sardinia signed anti-France treaties.
27 AprilMughal ruler Muhammad Shah died in Delhi.
12 JanuaryAhmad Shah Durani captured Lahore.
19 MarchNatural law authorized the granting of Jews to colonize the North American colonies.
01 AprilThe ruins of Pompeii were discovered by the Spanish Roque Joaquin de Alcubier.
07 MayFrench troops won Maastricht in the War of Austrian Succession.
24 JuneKingswood School opened in Bristol by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley.
26 AugustThe First Lutheran Sect of North America, Pennsylvania Minister, was established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
24 SeptemberShahrukh became the ruler of Greater Khorasan.
18 OctoberThe Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle signed the end of the Austrian Succession War.
26 DecemberFrance and Austria signed the treaty about the southern Netherlands.


Famous birthdays in the year 1748:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 February Christian Gottlob Neefe / Composer / Germany
05 March William Shield / Composer / United Kingdom
05 March Jonas Carlsson Dryander / Biologist / Sweden
06 February Adam Weishaupt / Philosopher / Germany
07 MayOlympe de Gouges / Philosopher / France
09 February Sir John Duckworth / Politician / United Kingdom
09 DecemberClaude Louis Berthollet / Academic / France
11 AugustJoseph Schuster / Composer / Germany
12 AprilAntoine Laurent de Jussieu / Author / France
15 February Jeremy Bentham / Philosopher / United Kingdom
19 March Elias Hicks / Politician / United States of America
20 AprilGeorg Michael Telemann / Composer / Germany
22 MayThomas Roberts / Painter / Ireland
23 AprilFélix Vicq-d'Azyr / Physician / France
27 February Anders Sparrman / Physician / Sweden
27 AprilAdamantios Korais / Philosopher / France
30 AugustJacques-Louis David / Painter / France
30 NovemberJoachim Albertini / Composer / Poland
31 AugustJean-Étienne Despréaux / Dancer / France
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