The year 1718 in science and technology involved some significant events.


Abraham de Moivre publishes The Doctrine of Chances: a method of calculating the probabilities of events in play in English, which goes through several editions.[1][2]


May 15 - James Puckle patents the Puckle Gun, an early form of machine gun, in England.[3]


15 April 1718 Birth of Christian Horrebow in Copenhagen, Denmark

16 May 1718 Birth of Maria Gaetana Agnesi Italian mathematician (d. 1799)
May 23 - William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (d. 1783)

23 November 1718, Birth of Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix, in Toulouse, France


March 11 - Guy-Crescent Fagon, French physician and botanist (b. 1638)
April - James Petiver, English naturalist and apothecary (b. c.1665)
December 9 - Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encyclopedist (b. 1650)


^ The Doctrine of Chances
^ Crilly, Tony (2007). 50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know. London: Quercus. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8.
^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.23 November

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