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January – France declares war on Spain, leading to the 2-year War of the Quadruple Alliance.
May 7 – New Orleans, is founded.
November 18 – Voltaire's first play, Oedipus, premières at the Comédie-Française in Paris. This is his first use of the pseudonym.
January 29 – Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
October 19 – Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (d. 1804)
1718 in France Wikipedia
Events from the year 1718 in France.