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Europe after the Peace of Aachen
The War of the Austrian Succession ends with the Peace of Aachen .
Title page of the first edition of De l'esprit des Loix.
Montesquieu publishes De l'esprit des loix in Geneva .
Leonhard Euler
Leonhard Euler discovered
the Euler's identity .
1748 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1196/97 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1740/41 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1153/54 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2291/92 (southern Buddhism); 2290/91 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the Earth Dragon龙 辰 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Rabbit 丁卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1110/11 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4081/82 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1126/27 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1160/ 1161 /1162 (Year 1-2 January. // 21-22. December)
Jewish calendar 5508/09 (September 22/23)
Coptic calendar 1464/65 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 923/924
Seleucid era Babylon: 2058/59 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2059/60 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1804/05 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

War of the Austrian Succession

The Siege of Maastricht
Contemporary allegory of the Peace of Aachen

Further events in the empire

Duke Ernst August II of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

South and West Asia



science and technology


Fine arts and architecture

The Canaletto view of Dresden

Music and theater


  • The caricaturing Masonic Pug Order is banned and dissolves.


Historical maps and views

Door frame from 1748


January to April

May to August

Portrait of Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès by Jacques-Louis David
Olympe de Gouges, pastel by Alexander Kucharski
Self-portrait Jacques-Louis David, 1794

September to December

Charles XIII
Charles IV of Spain

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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