The 18th century lasted from January 1, 1701 to December 31, 1800 . During the 18th century, elements of Enlightenment thinking culminated in the American , French , and Haitian revolutions . During the century, slave trading and human trafficking expanded on a global scale.
1796: Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination; smallpox killed an estimated 400,000 Europeans each year during the 18th century, including five reigning monarchs. 1796: War of the First Coalition: The Battle of Montenotte marks Napoleon Bonaparte's first victory as an army commander. 1796: The British eject the Dutch from Ceylon.
The 18th century was the century from 1701 to 1800 . Lots of things happened in the 18th century. In warfare, pikes were not used anymore and the most popular type of gun was a Flintlock Musket. The most important war was the seven years war.
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Literature of the 18th century refers to world literature produced during the 18th century.
The 18th century in Europe was The Age of Enlightenment and literature explored themes of social upheaval, reversals of personal status, political satire, geographical exploration and the comparison between the supposed natural state of man and the supposed civilized state of man
1700: William Congreve's play The Way of the World premiered. Although unsuccessful at the time, The Way of the World is a good example of the sophistication of theatrical thinking during this period, with complex subplots and characters intended as ironic parodies of common ster
1717: Horace Walpole was born on 24 September. Daniel Defoe was another political pamphleteer turned novelist like Jonathan Swift and was publishing in the early 18th century. In 1719, he published Robinson Crusoe. 1719: Eliza Haywood published Love in Excess, an unusually sympat
1720: Daniel Defoe's Captain Singleton was published. 1722: Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders was published. 1726: Jonathan Swift published Gulliver's Travels, one of the first novels in the genre of satire. 1728: John Gay wrote The Beggar's Opera which has increased in fame ever sinc
From 1704 to 1717, Antoine Galland published the first European translation of the One Thousand and One Nights. His version of the tales appeared in twelve volumes and exerted a huge influence on subsequent European literature and attitudes to the Islamic world. Galland's transla
1743 Gavrila Derzhavin was born. 1752, Micromégas, a satirical short story by Voltaire, features space travellers visiting earth. It is one of the first stories to feature several elements of what will later become known as science fiction. Its publication at this time is ...
1772 March 10: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel was born. 1. German poet Novalis was born. 1774 Goethe wrote The Sorrows of Young Werther, a novel which approximately marks the beginning of the Romanticism movement in the arts and philosophy. A transition thus began, from the
Formalmente el siglo XVIII antes de Cristo comenzó el 1 de enero de 1800 a. C. y terminó el 31 de diciembre de 1701 a. C. . En Oriente Próximo este siglo estuvo marcado por el ascenso (en 1792 a. C.) de Hammurabi al trono de la ciudad de Babilonia a partir de la cual comenzará una política de expansión.
En el centro se observa la detención del alcaide, el marqués de Launay. El siglo XVIII d. C. (siglo dieciocho después de Cristo) o siglo XVIII e. c. (siglo dieciocho de la era común) fue el octavo siglo del ii milenio en el calendario gregoriano. Comenzó el 1 de enero de 1701 y terminó el 31 de diciembre de 1800 .
1800 BC: Iron Age in India1800 BC: Beginning of the Nordic Bronze Age in the period system devised by Oscar Montelius.c. 1800 BC: Sedentary Mayan communities in Mesoamericac. 1800 BC: Hyksos start to settle in the Nile Delta. They had the capital at Avaris in northeastern Nile Delta.Hammurabi (1792 BC–1750 BC), ruler of the Babylonian EmpireTang of Shang overthrew emperor Jie, last ruler of the Xia Kingdom.
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c. 1700 BC—Median date for the building of the Phaistos Disc. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture remains unknown, making it one of the most famous myst...