1738 in History – What happened in year 1738

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.

Know what happened in 1738:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 MayAt a Moravian meeting in Aldersgate, London, John Wesleyexperienced a spiritual rebirth, leading him to launch the Methodistmovement.
15 AprilSerse, an opera by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel loosely based on Xerxes I of Persia, premiered in London.


List of 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 OctoberArthur Phillip / Politician / United Kingdom
11 March Benjamin Tupper / General / United States of America
14 AprilWilliam Cavendish-Bentinck / Politician / United Kingdom
14 AugustLeopold Hofmann / Composer / Austria
14 DecemberJan Antonín Koželuh / Educator / Czech Republic
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

More years: 1708 | 1718 | 1728 | 1738 | 1748 | 1758 | 1768 | 1778 | 1788 | 1798 || 1538 | 1638 | 1738 | 1838 | 1938

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