1718 in History – What happened in year 1718

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.

Know what happened in 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.


List of 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
11 AugustFrederick Haldimand / Politician / United Kingdom
17 JuneGeorge Howard / 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 SeptemberNikita Ivanovich Panin / Politician / Russia
30 MayWills Hill / Politician / United Kingdom
31 JulyJohn Canton / Academic / United Kingdom

More years: 1708 | 1718 | 1728 | 1738 | 1748 | 1758 | 1768 | 1778 | 1788 | 1798 || 1518 | 1618 | 1718 | 1818 | 1918

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