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What Happened in 1748

Historical Events in 1748

  • Jan 26 Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
  • Mar 19 Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize North American colonies
  • Apr 1 Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre
  • Apr 30 Ceasefire at Aken ends
  • May 7 French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession
  • Jun 3 Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
  • Jun 24 The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath
  • Jun 28 Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
  • Aug 15 United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • Aug 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies

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Famous People in 1748

World Leaders in 1748

Famous People Who Died in 1748

  • Jan 1 Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 80
  • Jan 16 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)
  • Feb 3 Henri Madin, French composer, dies at 49
  • Feb 18 Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal, dies at 70
  • Mar 14 George Wade, British military leader (b. 1673)

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