The 18th Century lasted from 1701 through 1800.

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]

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

Events[edit | edit source]

1700s[edit | edit source]

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

1710s[edit | edit source]

1720s[edit | edit source]

1730s[edit | edit source]

Qianlong Emperor

1740s[edit | edit source]

1750s[edit | edit source]

Frederick II the Great, King of Prussia.

1760s[edit | edit source]

1770s[edit | edit source]

Scottish engineer and inventor James Watt.

1780s[edit | edit source]

1790s[edit | edit source]

Significant people[edit | edit source]

Johann Sebastian Bach

Samuel Johnson

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Voltaire

George Washington

See Founding Fathers of the United States

Inventions, discoveries, introductions[edit | edit source]

The Spinning Jenny

References[edit | edit source]

[[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 years[edit | edit source]

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century · 18th century · 19th century
Decades: 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s
1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s
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  1. ^ Anderson, M. S. (1979). Historians and the Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715–1789. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198225482. 
  2. ^ Ribeiro, Aileen (2002). Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe 1715-1789 (revised edition). Yale University Press. ISBN 0300091516. 
  3. ^ Marshall, P. J. (Editor) (2001). The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century (Oxford History of the British Empire). Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 0199246777. , "Introduction" by P. J. Marshall, page 1
  4. ^ O'Gorman, Frank (1997). The Long Eighteenth Century: British Political and Social History 1688-1832 (The Arnold History of Britain Series). A Hodder Arnold Publication. ISBN 0340567511. 
  5. ^ Welcome to Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to History
  6. ^ a b Porter, Roy (Editor) (2003). The Cambridge History of Science, Volume 4: The Eighteenth Century (The Cambridge History of Science). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521572436. , "The Philosopher's Beard: Women and Gender in Science" by Londra Schiebinger, pages 184-210
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