French History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 2,340

  • 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 the 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, New France (Quebec), black slave 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
  • 1735-10-03 France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • 1736-05-26 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), 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 treaty
  • 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 and Spanish fleet leave 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 and 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 and French army
  • 1746-09-20 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland
  • 1746-09-21 French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais and Dupleix Madras
  • 1746-10-01 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
  • 1746-10-11 Battle of Rocoux: French defeat British, Austrian and Dutch 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
  • 1750-04-11 Jack Slack retains Champion of England boxing title, beats Frenchman Jean Petit in 7 rounds in Harlston, England; acknowledged as first international prize fight
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1754-07-03 George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1754-07-04 George Washington gives Fort 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and Colonial assault on French forces at Fort Ticonderoga, New York
  • 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 11,000 British troops drive a token French garison of 400 out of Fort Ticonderoga, New York

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 3,021

  • 1713-05-06 Charles Batteux, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1713-07-22 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • 1713-08-28 Louis-Auguste d'Affry, French general and ambassador to Netherland, born in Versailles, France (d. 1793)
  • 1713-10-03 Antoine Dauvergne, French composer, born in Moulins, Alier, France (d. 1797)

Person of interestDenis Diderot

1713-10-05 Denis Diderot, French enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), born in Langres, Champagne (d. 1784)

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1714-01-28 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Cage, Mercury Fastening his Sandals), born in Paris (d. 1785)
  • 1714-02-22 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
  • 1714-02-25 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
  • 1714-06-17 Cesar F Cassini, de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor)
  • 1714-07-16 Marc René, Marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer, born in Angoulême, France (d. 1800)
  • 1714-08-14 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
  • 1715-01-12 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, born in Rouen (d. 1789)
  • 1715-01-26 Claude Helvetius, philosopher, born in Paris, France
  • 1715-05-22 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)
  • 1715-06-25 Joseph-François Foulon, French politician, born in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 1789)
  • 1715-07-16 Charles de Rohan, Prince de Soubise, Marshal of France, born in Paris (d. 1787)
  • 1715-08-06 Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)
  • 1715-09-22 Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (d. 1786)
  • 1715-09-30 Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1715-10-05 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist, born in Pertuis, France (d. 1789)
  • 1715-10-08 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist, born in Dijon, France (d. 1774)
  • 1715-11-23 Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)
  • 1715-12-27 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)
  • 1716-01-20 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
  • 1716-05-29 Louis J M Daubenton, French zoologist
  • 1716-06-18 Joseph M Vien, French (court) painter, born in Montpellier, France
  • 1716-12-01 Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • 1716-12-16 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
  • 1716-12-26 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)
  • 1717-06-20 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
  • 1717-06-27 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, born in Paris (d. 1799)
  • 1717-08-13 Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French nobleman and military leader, born in Paris (d. 1776)
  • 1717-10-05 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle, duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France, born in Paris (d. 1744)

Person of interestJean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert

1717-11-16 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), born in Paris (d. 1783)

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 1717-12-20 Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat, born in Dijon, France (d. 1787)
  • 1718-01-29 Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
  • 1718-09-08 François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, French sentimental writer (Les Épreuves du sentiment), born in Paris (d. 1805)
  • 1718-10-19 Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (d. 1804)
  • 1719-01-02 Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)
  • 1719-06-28 Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman, born in Nancy, France (d. 1785)
  • 1719-07-04 Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (Le Philosophe sans le savoir), born in Paris (d. 1797)
  • 1719-08-20 Charles-François de Broglie, French soldier and diplomat, marquis de Ruffec, born in Paris (d. 1791)
  • 1719-10-17 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)
  • 1720-03-22 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (d. 1799)
  • 1720-08-17 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
  • 1720-08-20 Bernard de Bury, French musician and composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1785)
  • 1720-11-01 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)
  • 1721-10-19 Joseph de Guignes, French orientalist (d. 1800)
  • 1721-10-25 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, born in Reims (d. 1785)
  • 1721-12-06 Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French lawyer and statesman, born in Paris (d. 1794)
  • 1721-12-27 Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher
  • 1721-12-29 Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
  • 1722-02-19 Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)
  • 1723-02-21 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
  • 1723-04-30 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806)
  • 1723-07-11 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer, born in Bort-les-Orgues, France (d. 1799)
  • 1723-08-02 Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect, born in Lunéville, France (d. 1796)
  • 1723-09-13 François Joseph Paul de Grasse, French admiral (commanded the French fleet at the Battle of the Chesapeake), born in Le Bar-sur-Loup, France (d. 1788)
  • 1724-05-07 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general, born in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (d. 1797)
  • 1724-05-22 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)
  • 1724-07-31 Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer, born in Amines, France (d. 1801)

Person of interestSamuel Hood

1724-12-12 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral in the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Butleigh, England (d. 1816)

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • 1725-02-26 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed and built 1st automobile, born in Void, France (d. 1804) [or born September 25]

Person of interestComte de Rochambeau

1725-07-01 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, French military leader (commander of the French Expeditionary Force that assisted the Thirteen Colonies), born in Vendôme, France (d. 1807)

Military Leader Comte de Rochambeau
Military Leader
Comte de Rochambeau
  • 1725-08-21 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter, born in Tournus, France (d. 1805)
  • 1725-09-05 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician, born in Lyon, France (d. 1799)
  • 1725-09-12 Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer, born in Coutances, France (d. 1792)
  • 1725-09-16 Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist and geographer (Volcanos), born in Soulaines-Dhuys, France (d. 1815)
  • 1725-10-12 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist, born in Paris (d. 1810)
  • 1726-04-20 Jozef de Ferraris, French-Austrian general and cartographer, born in Lunéville, France (d. 1814)
  • 1726-09-07 François-André Danican Philidor, French composer and chess champion, born in Dreux, France (d. 1795)
  • 1726-11-30 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver
  • 1727-02-25 Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer and organist (Notre Dame)
  • 1727-04-07 Henri Hardouin, French composer, born in Grandpré (d. 1808)
  • 1727-04-07 Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)
  • 1727-04-29 Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer/choreographer (ballet d'action)
  • 1727-05-10 Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)
  • 1727-08-14 Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1752)
  • 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)
  • 1728-09-21 Louis Emmanuel Jadin, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1853)
  • 1728-10-03 Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont, French spy and transvestite, born in Tonnerre, France (d. 1810)
  • 1729-04-18 Gaétan Vestris, French ballet dancer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1808)
  • 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)
  • 1730-06-26 Charles Messier, French astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects"), born in Badonviller, Lorraine, France (d. 1817)
  • 1730-10-14 Jean-Joseph Rodolphe, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1812)
  • 1731-12-07 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, French scholar and interpreter, born in Paris (d. 1805)
  • 1732-01-24 Pierre de Baumarchais, French playwright (Barber of Seville)
  • 1732-01-24 Pierre de Beaumarchais, French polymath and dramatist (Figaro), born in Paris, France (d. 1799)
  • 1732-03-23 Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
  • 1732-04-05 Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter (The Swing), born in Paris (d. 1806)

Person of interestJacques Necker

1732-09-30 Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI whose decisions contributed to the outbreak of the French Revolution, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1804)

Finance Minister Jacques Necker
Finance Minister
Jacques Necker
  • 1732-11-09 Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1776)
  • 1732-12-13 Jean-Claude Trial, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1771)
  • 1733-05-04 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor, born in Dax, France (d. 1799)
  • 1733-05-11 Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1799)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 2,538

  • 1704-11-20 Charles Plumier, French botanist (Frangipani genus Plumeria is named after him), dies at 58
  • 1705-02-05 Jean Gilles, French composer, dies at 37
  • 1705-10-11 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42
  • 1706-01-21 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, dies at 56
  • 1706-09-20 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, dies at 79
  • 1706-12-28 Pierre Bayle, French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59
  • 1707-01-10 Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621)
  • 1707-03-30 Vauban, French architect (b. 1633)
  • 1707-05-27 Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
  • 1707-05-28 Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France, dies at 66
  • 1707-08-20 Nicolas Gigault, French organist and composer (b. 1627)
  • 1707-10-02 Anne Jules duke the Noailles, marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57
  • 1707-12-24 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
  • 1707-12-27 Jean Mabillon, French palaeograopher and diplomat (b. 1632)
  • 1708-05-11 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect, dies at 62
  • 1708-05-27 Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 51
  • 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, dies at 84
  • 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 (Timocrates), 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)
  • 1712-02-12 Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France, dies at 26
  • 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 Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician, astronomer and engineer who discovered four of Saturn's moons, dies at 87
  • 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 orientalist and archaeologist, 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 interestLouis XIV

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)
  • 1715-09-14 Dom Pérignon, French-Benedictine monk who helped improve the quality of champagne, dies at 76 or 77
  • 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, dies at 50
  • 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, dies at 62
  • 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, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat, dies at 72
  • 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 Rococo painter (fêtes galantes), dies at 36
  • 1721-08-13 Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (b. 1665)
  • 1722-01-07 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, dies at 60
  • 1722-05-20 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist, dies at 52
  • 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 priest and historian, dies at 82
  • 1723-08-10 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman, dies at 66
  • 1723-11-19 Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
  • 1723-12-02 Philippe II, Duke of Orléans and Regent of France (1715-23), dies at 49
  • 1723-12-22 Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70
  • 1724-10-02 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (Quatre dialogues sur l'immortalité de l'âme), dies at on his 80th birthday
  • 1725-10-10 Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)
  • 1725-12-07 Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (Le Chevalier à la mode), dies at 64
  • 1726-01-25 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • 1726-06-18 Michel-Richard Delalande, French baroque composer, dies at 68
  • 1727-05-02 Paul Aler, French jesuit and 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)
  • 1728-08-15 Marin Marais, French composer, dies at 72
  • 1728-10-08 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer (Concert Spirituel), 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 and mathematician, dies at 64
  • 1730-03-20 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (Comédie-Française) inspiration for 1849 drama "Adrienne Lecouvreur", dies at 37
  • 1730-06-06 Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France, dies at 83
  • 1730-07-18 François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (b. 1644)
  • 1730-08-10 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, dies at 74
  • 1730-10-15 Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (b. 1658)
  • 1730-11-21 François de Troy, French portrait artist