Events in year of 1718

  • 01-09France declares war on Spain
  • 01-17Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53
  • 08-02Austrian joins Triple Alliance
  • 08-21Emperor Karel VI, Turkey and Venice sign peace treaty
  • 08-25Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, found
  • 12-11Battle at Frederikshall Norway
  • 12-17England declares war on Spain

People born in year of 1718

  • 04-14Emanuele Barbella: Composer
  • 04-26Esek Hopkins: United States -- 1st Commander-in-Chief (US Navy)
  • 05-23William Hunter: Obstetrician / medal writer
  • 06-05Thomas Chippendale: England, United Kingdom -- Furniture maker
  • 06-27Wenzel Raimund Pirck: Composer
  • 08-09Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher: Composer
  • 08-25Johann Jacob Rowalt: Composer
  • 09-29Nikita I Panin: Russian Earl / diplomat (plot against Peter III)
  • 11-13Anton Laube: Composer

People died in year of 1718

  • 05-30Arnold J van Keppel: Earl of Albemarle / General, dies at about 48
  • 05-30Bernard Nieuwentyt: Physician / theologist, dies at 63
  • 07-30William Penn: English Quaker / colonizer (No cross, no crown)
  • 08-06Jacob F Muller [Sjako / Jaco]: German / Netherlands crowd leader, beheaded at 28
  • 11-22Edward "Blackbeard" Teach: English pirate, killed off Virginia coast

Events in year of 1719

  • 01-05Engl / Hannover / Saxony-Poland / Austria sign anti-Prussian / Russian pact
  • 01-23Principality of Liechtenstein created within Holy Roman Empire
  • 04-25Daniel Defoes publishes "Robinson Crusoe"
  • 09-23Liechtenstein declares independence from German empire
  • 11-20Sweden and Hannover sign peace Treaty of Stockholm
  • 12-111st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)

People born in year of 1719

  • 01-17Jean-Joseph Vade: Composer
  • 03-04Aert Schouman: Dutch bird / portrait painter
  • 03-30John Hawkins: England, United Kingdom -- Wrote 1st history of music
  • 04-17Christian Gottfried Krause: Composer
  • 06-11Franz K von Velbruck: German Freemason / Prince-Bishop of Luik
  • 08-27John / Jean Nepveu: Dutch Governor of Suriname (1768-79)
  • 10-20Gottfried Achenwall: German lawyer / statistician / economist
  • 10-26Joaquin de Oxinaga: Composer
  • 11-10Georg Philipp Kress: Composer
  • 11-14Johann Georg Leopold Mozart: Composer
  • 12-24Johann Christoph Altnikol: Composer

People died in year of 1719

  • 02-25Giovanni Maria Casini: Composer, dies at 66
  • 04-07Jean-Baptiste de la Salle: French priest / theory / saint, dies at 67
  • 04-15Johann Friedrich Treiber: Composer, dies at 76
  • 06-17Joseph Addison: English Poet / writer / Secretary of State, dies at 47
  • 07-26Johann Georg Christian Storl: Composer, dies at 43
  • 08-19Karl H Freiherr von Canstein: German lawyer, dies at 52
  • 09-19Frans Anneessens: Belgian Merchant / lord of the manor, executed at 59
  • 09-19Jan Weenix: Dutch painter, buried
  • 10-14Arnold Houbraken: Painter / writer), dies at 59
  • 11-19Jean Deutz: Minster of Heemskerk / Merchant / Amsterdam regent, dies at 64
  • 12-02Pasquier Quesnel: French Theologist (La Foi), dies at 85
  • 12-16Adrian "Aart" van Wijck: Dutch Theologist (anti-jansenism), dies at 78
  • 12-31John Flamsteed: 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73