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The 18th Century lasted from 1701 through 1800.

Lord Dunmore War - Battle of Point Pleasant - October 1774

The Revolutionary War a major battle that took place in the 18th Century

Historians sometimes specifically define the 18th Century otherwise for the purposes of their work. For example the "short" 18th Century may be defined as 1715-1789, denoting the period of time.

Louis XIV of France and the start of the


French Revolution,[1][2] while the "long" eighteenth century may run from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the battle of Waterloo in 1815[3] or even later.[4]

Prise de la Bastille

The storming of the Bastille, July 14, 1789, an iconic event of the French Revolution.

EventsEdit

1700sEdit

Marlborough-duke-first

John Churchill, ancestor of Winston Churchill and one of England's greatest generals.

1710sEdit

1720sEdit

1730sEdit

Portrait of the Qianlong Emperor in Court Dress

Qianlong Emperor

1740sEdit

1750sEdit

Frederick II of Prussia Coloured drawing

Frederick II the Great, King of Prussia.

1760sEdit

1770sEdit

James Watt

Scottish engineer and inventor James Watt.

1780sEdit

1790sEdit

Significant people Edit

Young Bach2

Johann Sebastian Bach

Samuel Johnson by Joshua Reynolds 2

Samuel Johnson

Mozart (unfinished) by Lange 1782

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Voltaire

Portrait of George Washington

George Washington

See Founding Fathers of the United States

Inventions, discoveries, introductions Edit

Spinning jenny

The Spinning Jenny

References Edit

[[Image:Budala5.jpg|thumb|300px|right|The Chinese Putuo Zongcheng Temple of Chengde, completed in 1771, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor.


Decades and yearsEdit

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century · 18th century · 19th century
Decades: 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s
1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s
Categories: BirthsDeaths
EstablishmentsDisestablishments





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