French History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 2,171

  • 1714-09-07 Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
  • 1714-09-11 French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1715-09-01 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1716-02-10 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
  • 1716-10-09 Britain & France sign treaty
  • 1717-01-04 Netherlands, Great Britain & France sign Triple Alliance
  • 1717-02-01 Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
  • 1717-08-17 France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1717-11-28 Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard
  • 1718-01-09 France declares war on Spain
  • 1718-08-25 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded
  • 1718-12-17 France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain (War of the Quadruple Alliance 1718–1720)
  • 1720-10-10 French government proclaims strike on banknotes
  • 1721-03-27 France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
  • 1722-10-19 Frenchman C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher
  • 1725-09-03 Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
  • 1726-06-11 Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier
  • 1727-05-31 France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
  • 1727-11-12 France & Bavaria renew secret treaty
  • 1729-11-09 Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
  • 1729-11-28 Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
  • 1733-09-26 France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
  • 1733-10-10 France declares war on emperor Charles VI
  • 1733-11-07 France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)
  • 1734-06-17 French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
  • 1734-06-21 In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.
  • 1735-10-03 France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1736-04-20 French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins his expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of latitude and prove the shape of the earth, he is joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Claude Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • 1736-05-26 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
  • 1737-02-20 French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns
  • 1738-07-20 North America: French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.
  • 1738-08-02 France offers emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey
  • 1738-11-18 France & Austria sign peace
  • 1739-04-05 French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty
  • 1741-05-08 France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • 1741-08-15 French troops attack the Rhine
  • 1741-11-26 French & Beiers army occupies Prague
  • 1742-11-18 Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
  • 1744-02-08 French/Spanish fleet leaves Toulon
  • 1744-02-09 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • 1744-02-22 Battle of Toulon or Battle of Cape Sicié: British vs. French & Spanish fleet
  • 1744-03-15 French King Louis XV declares war on Britain
  • 1744-05-17 French army takes Austrian Netherlands
  • 1744-05-31 French troops conquer Kortrijk
  • 1744-06-06 France & Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1744-09-30 France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
  • 1745-06-17 American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton Island from French
  • 1745-10-14 French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland
  • 1745-11-28 -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
  • 1746-02-22 French troops conquer Brussels
  • 1746-06-01 French troops conquer Antwerp
  • 1746-06-16 Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army
  • 1746-09-20 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland
  • 1746-09-21 French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais & Dupleix Madras
  • 1746-10-01 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
  • 1746-10-11 Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies
  • 1747-04-17 French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands
  • 1747-05-14 A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • 1747-07-01 Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army
  • 1747-09-16 French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
  • 1747-10-25 British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • 1748-01-26 Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
  • 1748-05-07 French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession
  • 1748-12-26 France & Austria sign treaty about Southern Netherlands
  • 1751-07-29 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England
  • 1751-12-23 France sets plan to tax clergymen
  • 1752-06-09 French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
  • 1753-05-06 French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle
  • 1753-05-09 King Louis XV disbands French parliament

BattleBattle of Interest

1754-05-28 Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1754-07-03 George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)
  • 1754-07-04 George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France
  • 1755-07-09 Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • 1755-07-09 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
  • 1755-07-15 French ambassador recalled from London
  • 1755-09-08 Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
  • 1756-05-01 France & Austria sign alliance
  • 1756-05-17 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
  • 1756-05-18 Great Britain declares war on France
  • 1756-06-27 French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca
  • 1756-08-14 French capture Fort Oswego, NY
  • 1756-08-29 England & France meet in war
  • 1756-09-08 French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
  • 1757-01-05 Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
  • 1757-05-01 Austria & France divide Prussia
  • 1757-07-26 Battle at Hastenbeck: French army beats Duke of Cumberland
  • 1757-08-09 English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
  • 1757-11-05 Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War)
  • 1758-05-21 Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
  • 1758-06-23 Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
  • 1758-07-08 British & Colonial assault on French forces at Ticonderoga, NY
  • 1758-07-25 Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
  • 1758-09-11 Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Year's War.
  • 1758-09-12 French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue
  • 1758-11-25 Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
  • 1759-04-08 British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
  • 1759-04-13 French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen
  • 1759-05-01 British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France
  • 1759-07-25 British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
  • 1759-07-26 French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,722

  • 1727-08-14 Louise-Elisabeth of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1759)
  • 1727-11-18 Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist (d. 1773)
  • 1728-02-12 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
  • 1728-10-03 Charles G Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy/transvestite
  • 1729-04-18 Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer
  • 1729-11-12 Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)
  • 1730-01-03 Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician
  • 1730-03-07 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (d. 1807)
  • 1730-03-31 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (d. 1783)
  • 1731-12-07 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter
  • 1732-01-24 Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)
  • 1732-03-23 Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
  • 1732-04-05 Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (d. 1806)
  • 1732-09-30 Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI (d. 1804)
  • 1732-11-09 Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer (d. 1776)
  • 1733-05-04 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)
  • 1733-05-11 Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1799)
  • 1734-01-17 Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza)
  • 1736-08-26 Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)
  • 1736-09-15 Jean-Sylvain, French historian (History of France)
  • 1736-11-26 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Mercure de France)
  • 1737-07-15 Princess Louise-Marie of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1787)
  • 1738-05-28 Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician and freemason who proposed and became the namesake of the guillotine, born in Saintes, France (d.1814)
  • 1738-06-22 Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
  • 1738-08-01 Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)
  • 1739-01-25 Charles François Dumouriez, French general (d. 1823)
  • 1739-02-15 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
  • 1739-03-19 Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)
  • 1740-02-07 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP
  • 1740-04-02 Armand-Gaston Camus, French CEO (Council of 500)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1740-06-02 Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name., born in Paris, France

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade
  • 1740-07-27 Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803)
  • 1740-08-26 Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)
  • 1741-03-20 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)
  • 1741-08-23 Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer (d. 1788)
  • 1741-10-18 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
  • 1741-12-08 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
  • 1742-08-14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)
  • 1743-05-24 Jean-Paul Marat, France, revolutionist
  • 1743-08-26 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry (Oxygen), born in Paris, France
  • 1743-09-17 Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1743-09-17 Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), born in Ribemont, France (d. 1794)

Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet
  • 1744-02-06 Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1744-08-01 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution), born in Paris, France

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  • 1745-01-06 Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Annonay, Ardèche, French inventors and 1st pioneer balloonist (Montgolfière-style hot air balloon)
  • 1746-03-08 André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
  • 1746-04-23 Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)
  • 1746-05-10 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)
  • 1746-11-12 Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, Beaugency, French inventor and balloonist who, with Nicholas Robert, was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon
  • 1746-11-15 Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)
  • 1747-01-10 Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker
  • 1747-10-08 Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (d. 1807)
  • 1748-04-12 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (d. 1836)
  • 1748-06-30 Jacques D "comte" Cassini, French astronomer
  • 1748-08-30 Jacques-Louis David, France, Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat)
  • 1748-12-09 Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)
  • 1749-03-09 Honore Mirabeau, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
  • 1749-06-19 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)
  • 1749-09-08 Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
  • 1749-09-08 Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1749-09-19 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), born in Amiens, France (d. 1822)

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
  • 1750-03-05 Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
  • 1750-04-17 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (d. 1828)
  • 1750-06-21 Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French artist (d. 1818)
  • 1750-06-23 Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)
  • 1750-07-28 Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
  • 1752-04-05 Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
  • 1752-10-17 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France (d. 1841)
  • 1753-02-06 Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet
  • 1753-02-12 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
  • 1753-02-20 Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)
  • 1753-03-09 Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (d. 1800)
  • 1753-04-01 Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)
  • 1753-05-13 Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (d. 1823)
  • 1753-05-31 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader
  • 1753-09-02 Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
  • 1754-02-13 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French politician (d. 1838)
  • 1754-02-17 Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
  • 1754-07-20 Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1754-08-02 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., born in Paris, France (d. 1825)

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
  • 1754-08-18 François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (d. 1833)
  • 1754-08-23 Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined
  • 1755-03-12 Georges Couthon, French politician
  • 1755-04-01 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
  • 1755-04-16 Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
  • 1755-04-27 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836)
  • 1755-06-15 Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (d. 1809)
  • 1755-06-30 Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (d. 1829)
  • 1755-07-22 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1755-11-02 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France(1774-1792), "let them eat cake", born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1793)

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1755-11-17 Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII
  • 1756-04-13 Louis H J Condé, French prince
  • 1756-06-17 Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public
  • 1757-06-05 Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (d. 1808)
  • 1757-09-03 Charles X, Versailles France, Duke of Prussia
  • 1757-09-06 Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot, French revolutionary
  • 1757-10-09 Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed
  • 1757-10-21 Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (d. 1816)
  • 1758-02-04 Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
  • 1758-03-09 Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 2,193

  • 1708-12-28 Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656)
  • 1709-01-20 François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (b. 1624)
  • 1709-02-09 François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664)
  • 1709-09-04 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
  • 1709-12-08 Thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74
  • 1710-02-16 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)
  • 1711-03-13 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (b. 1636)
  • 1711-08-22 Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (b. 1644)
  • 1712-02-18 Duke of Bourgondie, French King Louis XIV's grandson and heir, dies. B. 1682
  • 1712-04-11 Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (b. 1638)
  • 1712-06-11 Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)
  • 1712-09-11 Giovanni D Cassini, French astronomer, dies
  • 1712-09-14 Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies
  • 1713-01-05 Jean Chardin, French explorer (b. 1643)
  • 1713-01-11 Pierre Jurieu, French Protestant leader (b. 1637)
  • 1714-02-04 Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
  • 1714-04-04 Karel, duke of Berry/French heir to the throne, dies
  • 1714-10-10 Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (b. 1646)
  • 1715-01-07 François Fénelon, French-Catholic theologian and writer (b. 1651)
  • 1715-02-17 Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
  • 1715-06-25 Jean du Casse, French admiral (b. 1646)
  • 1715-07-05 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1715-09-01 Louis XIV, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1715-09-01 François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
  • 1715-10-13 Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)
  • 1716-04-28 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (b. 1673)
  • 1716-07-09 Joseph Sauveur, French sound engineer, dies at 63
  • 1716-09-26 Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
  • 1716-12-13 Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)
  • 1717-03-03 Pierre Allix, French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75
  • 1717-04-03 Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician (b. 1640)
  • 1717-04-05 Jean Jouvenet, French painter (b. 1647)
  • 1717-06-09 Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Mothe-Guyon, French mystic, dies at 69
  • 1718-02-18 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
  • 1718-07-28 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)
  • 1718-08-04 René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (b. 1656)
  • 1719-04-07 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theory/saint, dies at 67
  • 1719-04-15 Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (b. 1635)
  • 1719-04-21 Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640)
  • 1719-05-21 Pierre Poiret, French mystic (b. 1646)
  • 1719-11-08 Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)
  • 1719-12-02 Pasquier Quesnel, French theologist (La Foi), dies at 85
  • 1720-04-21 Antoine Hamilton, French writer (b. 1646)
  • 1720-06-27 Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet (b. 1639)
  • 1720-08-17 Anne Lefèvre, French scholar (b. 1654)
  • 1720-09-03 Henri de Massue, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1648)
  • 1720-10-10 Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)
  • 1721-04-14 Michel Chamillart, French statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1721-07-18 Jean Antoine Watteau, French painter, dies
  • 1721-08-13 Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (b. 1665)
  • 1722-01-07 Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet, dies at 60
  • 1722-05-20 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669)
  • 1722-09-18 André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1722-12-08 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70
  • 1722-12-23 Pierre Varignon, French mathematician (b. 1654)
  • 1723-05-11 Jean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (b. 1656)
  • 1723-07-14 Claude Fleury, French historian (b. 1640)
  • 1723-08-10 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1656)
  • 1723-11-19 Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
  • 1723-12-02 Philip, French duke of Orleans/regent (1715-23)/PM (1723), dies
  • 1723-12-22 Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70
  • 1724-10-02 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (b. 1644)
  • 1725-10-10 Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)
  • 1725-12-07 Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (b. 1661)
  • 1726-01-25 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • 1727-05-02 Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70
  • 1727-08-04 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647)
  • 1727-09-25 Jacques Abbadie, French theologist, dies at about 73
  • 1727-11-10 Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)
  • 1728-10-08 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 47
  • 1729-01-04 Joseph de Montesquiou earl d'Artagnan, French lt-general, dies at 77
  • 1729-05-04 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (b. 1651)
  • 1729-09-03 Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
  • 1729-12-01 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (b. 1665)
  • 1730-03-20 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (b. 1692)
  • 1730-06-06 Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (b. 1646)
  • 1730-07-18 François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (b. 1644)
  • 1730-10-15 Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (b. 1658)
  • 1730-11-21 François de Troy, French portrait artist
  • 1731-01-06 Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (b. 1672)
  • 1731-12-26 Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (b. 1672)
  • 1732-02-13 Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1640)
  • 1732-04-18 Louis Feuillée, French explorer (b. 1660)
  • 1733-03-04 Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (b. 1656)
  • 1733-09-11 Francois Couperin, French composer (Le Grand), dies at 64
  • 1733-09-12 Francois Couperin "Le Grand", French composer, dies at 64
  • 1734-06-17 Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle
  • 1734-06-17 Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France (b. 1653)
  • 1734-12-14 Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
  • 1736-04-24 Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (b. 1663)
  • 1737-12-29 Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659)
  • 1738-06-05 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1738-08-09 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, dies
  • 1740-01-27 Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692)
  • 1741-03-17 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)
  • 1741-11-20 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat/clergyman, dies
  • 1741-12-14 Charles Rollin, French historian (b. 1661)
  • 1742-03-23 Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French writer (b. 1670)
  • 1742-05-14 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64
  • 1742-09-28 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)