Year 1738 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 28 Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
  • Apr 18 Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid
  • May 9 Britain sends fleet to the Mediterranean Sea & West Indies
  • May 24 John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day
  • May 25 A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
  • May 27 Turkish troops occupy Orsova and Ochakov in eastern Europe
  • Jul 20 North America: French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan
  • Aug 2 France offers Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI mediation in his war against Turkey
  • Sep 26 Scottish philosopher David Hume enters into a contract to publish the first two volumes of his seminal work "A Treatise of Human Nature" with John Noon in London
  • Nov 18 France & Austria sign peace treaty
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Historical Figures Who Died in 1738

  • Feb 15 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
  • Mar 16 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden), dies at 72
  • May 1 Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c. 1669)
  • Jun 5 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor, dies at 79
  • Jun 21 Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, English statesman (b. 1674)

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