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Blackbeard fighting Maynard.  Painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
Robert Maynard kills
the infamous pirate Blackbeard in battle .
Ulrika Eleanor of Sweden
Ulrika Eleonore
becomes Queen of Sweden .
The Passarowitz Treaty and its consequences
The Peace of Passarowitz ends the Venetian-Austrian Turkish War .
Memorials of the 1718th year
Memorabilia memorials of the 1718th year.
1718 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1166/67 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1710/11 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1123/1124 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2261/62 (southern Buddhism); 2260/61 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the earth dog戊戌 ( at the beginning of the year fire rooster 丁酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1080/81 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4051/52 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1096/97
Islamic calendar 1130/31 (turn of the year 23/24 November)
Jewish calendar 5478/79 (September 25-26)
Coptic calendar 1434/35 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 893/894
Seleucid era Babylon: 2028/29 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2029/30 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1774/75 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Turkish war

Quadruple Alliance War

Battle of Cape Passero

Great Northern War

Siege of Frederikshald


Alexei of Russia

Holy Roman Empire


Piracy in the Caribbean and off North America

Charles Vane
Blackbeard's head on Maynard's ship
  • November 21 : After Blackbeard and his crew boarded the two supposed merchant ships, he is killed in battle by Robert Maynard . Blackbeard is beheaded and his head is hung on the bowsprit of Maynard's sloop until the pirate hunters return to Virginia.

North American colonies


science and technology



Music and theater



  • February: Large parts of Bucharest are destroyed by fire. In the same year there was a famine due to a drought.


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1718


January to April

May to August

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

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