Wars, 18th Century

American War of IndependenceThis timeline details all the main wars that happened during the 18th Century

February 1700 to August 1721
Great Northern War
Fought between: Swedish Empire against Russia
Location: Europe
Result: Russian Victory, fall of Swedish Empire
Autumn 1701 to March 1714
War of the Spanish Succession
Fought between: Spanish loyal to Charles VI, Austria, Prussia, Hanover, Great Britain and Dutch Republic against Spanish loyal to Philip V, France, Bavaria
Location: Europe, North America, India, West Africa, East Indies
Result: Treaty of Utrecht, Philip became King of Spain but renounced claims to the French throne.
May 1702 to 13th July 1713
Queen Anne’s War (Part of the War of Spanish Succession)
Fought between: Great Britain against Spain
Location: North America
British Victory
Autumn 1733 to 18th November 1738
War of Polish Succession
Fought between: Polish supporters of Stanisław I Leszczyński, France. Spain, Sardinia, Parma against Polish supporters of Augustus III, Russian Empire, Hapsburg Empire, Saxony, Prussia
Location: Poland, Italy, Rhineland
Result: Treaty of Vienna, Augustus III became King
23rd October 1739 to 24th April 1748
War of Jenkins Ear (Became part of the War of Austrian Succession)
Fought between: Great Britain against Spain
Location: Caribbean
Result: Status Quo maintained. British were unable to make gains in the region.
December 1740 to 11th June 1742
First Silesian War (Part of the War of Austrian Succession)
Fought between: Hapsburg Empire against Prussia
Location: Silesia, Moravia, Bohemia
Result: Prussian Victory, Prussia gained Silesia
April 1744 to 25th December 1745
Second Silesian War (Part of the War of Austrian Succession)
Fought between: Hapsburg Empire against Prussia
Location: Silesia, Bohemia, Upper Saxony
Result: Prussian Victory
May 1744 to 24th April 1748
King George’s War (Part of the War of Austrian Succession)
Fought between: Great Britain against France
Location: North America
Result: Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle maintained status quo.
Summer 1745 to 16th April 1746
Jacobite Uprising (The Forty-Five)
Fought between: Great Britain against Jacobites, France
Location: Scotland, England
Result: Jacobites defeated at Battle of Culloden
July 1746 to 24th April 1748
First Carnatic War (Part of the War of Austrian Succession)
Fought between: Great Britain against France, Mughal Empire
Location: South India
Result: Mughal victory
Summer 1748 to 1754
Second Carnatic War
Fought between: Great Britain against Mughal Empire
Location: South India
Result: Mughal victory
May 1754 to 10th February 1763
French and Indian War (Became Part of the Seven Years War)
Fought between: Great Britain against France
Location: North America
Result: British victory
Summer 1756 to 10th February 1763
Seven Years War (Third Silesian War)
Fought between: Great Britain, Prussia, Hanover Brunswick against France, Austria, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Saxony, Mughal Empire
Location: Europe, Caribbean, North America, India, Philippines
Result: Anglo-Prussian victory
17th September 1757 to 22nd May 1762
Pomeranian War (Part of the Seven Years War)
Fought between: Prussia against Sweden
Location: Pomerania, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Result: Prussian victory
7th December 1758 to 10th February 1763
Third Carnatic War (Became Part of the Seven Years War)
Fought between: Great Britain against France, Mughal Empire
Location: south India
Result: British victory
19th April 1775 to 3rd September 1783
American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence)
Fought between: United States, France, Spain against Great Britain
Location: North America, Caribbean
Result: United States victory, independence from Britain
Spring 1787 to January 1792
Austro-Turkish War
Fought between: Austrian Empire against Ottoman Empire
Location: Eastern Europe
Result: Treaty of Sistova, Austria agreed not to expand into Ottoman lands
Spring 1787 to January 1792
Second Russo-Turkish War
Fought between: Russian Empire against Ottoman Empire
Location: Eastern Europe
Result: Russian Victory
14th July 1789 to November 1799
Fought between: French Royalists against French Republicans
Location: France
Result: Republican victory, monarchy overthrown
17th April 1792 to October 1797
War of the First Coalition (French Revolutionary Wars) (Precursor to the Napoleonic Wars)
Fought between: France against Austria, Prussia, Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Sardinia, Naples, Sicily
Location: Europe, Caribbean
Result: French victory
July 1798 to October 1799
Egypt Campaign (Precursor to the Napoleonic Wars)
Fought between: France against Great Britain, Ottoman Empire
Location: Egypt, Mediterranean
Result: French defeat
late 1799 to 25th March 1802
War of the Second Coalition (Part of the Napoleonic Wars)
Fought between: France against Austria, Russia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Portugal, Naples
Location: Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Middle East
Result: French victory

 

First published 2015; updated and republished Jan 22 2022 @ 12:05 pm – Updated – Jan 27, 2022 @ 12:22 pm

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2015 – 2022). Wars, 18th Century. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/wars-18th-century. Last accessed August 4th, 2022

 

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