Historical Events in August 1718

  • Aug 2 Austria joins Triple Alliance of Britain, France and the Dutch Republic forming the Quadruple Alliance, to fight against Spain
  • Aug 11 Battle of Cape Passaro: British fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily

Treaty of Interest

Aug 21 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, Turkey and Venice sign peace treaty

  • Aug 25 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded