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18th Century Timeline

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1. Tulip period of the Ottoman Empire






2. Tarabai establishes rival Maratha Empire government in Kolhapur against Chattrapati Shahu






3. James Cook claims the East Coast of Australia (New South Wales) for Great Britain.






4. The enormous Chinese encyclopedia Gujin Tushu Jicheng of over 100 million written Chinese characters in over 800000 pages is printed in 60 different copies using copper-based Chinese movable type printing






5. British colonel James Wolfe issues the Wolfe's Manifesto






6. The Irish Rebellion failed to overthrow British rule in Ireland.






7. The Lisbon earthquake






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9. The Great French War started as the French Revolutionary Wars which lead into the Napoleonic Wars.






10. Kansei Reforms instituted in Japan by Matsudaira Sadanobu.






11. Russian Empire annexed the Crimean Khanate.






12. Cotton mills were first opened in England






13. Outbreak of indigenous rebellion led by T






14. Handel's first opera - Almira - premieres.






15. The enormous Chinese encyclopedia Gujin Tushu Jicheng of over 100 million written Chinese characters in over 800000 pages is printed in 60 different copies using copper-based Chinese movable type printing






16. Afghans conquered Iran - overthrowing the Safavid Shah Sultan Husayn






17. Treaty of Utrecht end the War of the Spanish Succession






18. Maratha Empire defeated at Battle of Panipat






19. Kangxi Emperor of China dies






20. Saint Petersburg founded by Peter the Great. Russian capital until 1918.






21. War of the Polish Succession.






22. Charles XII of Sweden flees to Ottoman Empire after Peter I of Russia defeats his army at the Battle of Poltava.






23. Peter I reforms the Russian Orthodox Church






24. Charles Wesley and John Wesley begin Methodism in England






25. Pope Clement XI declares Catholicism and Confucianism incompatible






26. War of the Spanish Succession - The French defeat a combined Dutch-Austrian force at the Battle of Denain






27. Famine in Iceland caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano.






28. Great Britain and Spain fight the War of Jenkins' Ear in the Caribbean.






29. The South Sea Bubble






30. Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination. Smallpox killed an estimated 400000 Europeans each year during the 18th century (including five reigning monarchs).






31. Russo-Turkish War






32. New York Stock & Exchange Board founded.






33. United States of Belgium proclaimed following the Brabant Revolution.






34. Camisard Rebellion in France.






35. Mohammad Khan Qajar razes Tbilisi to the ground.






36. Qing Dynasty Chinese court painters recreate Zhang Zeduan's classic panoramic painting - Along the River During Qingming Festival.






37. EastIndia Company starts operations in Bengal to smuggle Opium into China.






38. New York Stock & Exchange Board founded.






39. Russo-Turkish War






40. Mungo Park - backed by the African Association - is the first European to set eyes on the Niger River in Africa.






41. Controversy over William Wood's halfpence leads to the Drapier's Letters and begins the Irish economic independence from England movement






42. Mahmud I takes over Ottoman Empire after the Patrona Halil revolt - ending the Tulip period.






43. Gurkhas conquered Nepal.






44. Freed slaves from London founded Freetown in present-day Sierra Leone.






45. Bartholomew Roberts is killed in a sea battle off the African coast






46. Tulip period of the Ottoman Empire






47. Spanish attempt to restart the Jacobite rebellion fails






48. City of New Orleans founded by the French in North America






49. New Hampshire ratifies the United States Constitution as the 9th state - and by the terms of Article VII it is in effect.






50. War of the Austrian Succession