1748 in history

1748 events chronologically

Aug 26 The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 12 British and Spanish naval forces engage at the Battle of Havana during the War of Jenkins' Ear
Oct 18 Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession

Top 7 most famous people born in 1748

Feb 15 Jeremy Bentham a British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism
Apr 12 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu a French botanist, notable as the first to publish a natural classification of flowering plants; much of his system remains in use today. His classification was based on and extended unpublished work by his uncle, the botanist Bernard de Jussieu
May 3 Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès a French Roman Catholic abbé, clergyman and political writer. He was one of the chief political theorists of the French Revolution, and also played a prominent role in the French Consulate and First French Empire. His 1789 pamphlet What is the Third Estate? became the de facto manifesto of the Revolution, helping to transform the Estates-General into the National Assembly in June 1789. In 1799, he was among the instigators of the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire , which brought Napoleon Bonaparte to power. He also coined the term "sociologie" in an unpublished manuscript, and made significant theoretical contributions to the nascent social sciences
May 7 Olympe de Gouges a French playwright and political activist whose feminist and abolitionist writings reached a large audience.
Aug 30 Jacques-Louis David an influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. In the 1780s his cerebral brand of history painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward a classical austerity and severity, heightened feeling harmonizing with the moral climate of the final years of the Ancien Régime
Oct 7 Charles XIII of Sweden King of Sweden from 1809 and King of Norway from 1814 until his death. He was the second son of King Adolf Frederick of Sweden and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, sister of Frederick II of Prussia
Nov 11 Charles IV of Spain King of Spain from 14 December 1788, until his abdication on 19 March 1808.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1748

Jan 1 Johann Bernoulli a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He is known for his contributions to infinitesimal calculus and educating Leonhard Euler in the pupil's youth
Mar 23 Johann Gottfried Walther a German music theorist, organist, composer, and lexicographer of the Baroque era.
Apr 12 William Kent an eminent English architect, landscape architect and furniture designer of the early 18th century.
Apr 26 Muhammad Shah the Mughal emperor between 1719 and 1748. He was son of Khujista Akhtar, the fourth son of Bahadur Shah Ascending the throne at 17 with the help of the Sayyid Brothers, he later got rid of them with the help of Asaf Jah Muhammad Shah was a great patron of the arts, including musical, cultural and administrative developments, his pen-name was Sada Rangila
Jun 1 Qamar-ud-din Khan Asif Jah I a Mughal and Turkic nobleman the founder of the Asaf Jahi dynasty. He established the Hyderabad state, and ruled it from 1724 to 1748. He is also known by his titles Chin Qilich Khan , Nizam-ul-Mulk and Asaf Jah
Aug 27 James Thomson (poet) a Scottish and British poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of "Rule, Britannia!".
Nov 25 Isaac Watts an English Christian hymnwriter, theologian and logician. A prolific and popular hymn writer, his work was part of evangelization. He was recognized as the "Father of English Hymnody", credited with some 750 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in use today and have been translated into numerous languages