Events from the year 1748 in France.
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History of France • Timeline • Years
- Monarch: Louis XV
- April – Maastricht is conquered by Maurice de Saxe.
- April 24 – War of the Austrian Succession: A congress assembles at Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) with the intent to conclude the war.
- October 18 – War of the Austrian Succession: The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle is signed to end the war. Great Britain obtains Madras, in India, from France, in exchange for the fortress of Louisbourg in Canada.
- Louis XV of France authorizes a 5% income tax on every individual regardless of social status; the Parlement of Paris protests.
- April 12 – Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (d. 1836)
- April 27
- May 3 – Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, French cleric and constitutional theorist (d. 1836)
- May 7 – Olympe de Gouges, French playwright (d. 1793)
- May 10 – Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, French ornithologist (d. 1831)
- June 30 – Jacques Dominique, comte de Cassini, French astronomer (d. 1845)
- August 30 – Jacques-Louis David, French painter (d. 1825)
- December 9 – Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)