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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1788 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1788
Ab urbe condita2541
Armenian calendar1237
Assyrian calendar6538
Balinese saka calendar1709–1710
Bengali calendar1195
Berber calendar2738
British Regnal year28 Geo. 3 – 29 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2332
Burmese calendar1150
Byzantine calendar7296–7297
Chinese calendar丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4485 or 4278
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4486 or 4279
Coptic calendar1504–1505
Discordian calendar2954
Ethiopian calendar1780–1781
Hebrew calendar5548–5549
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1844–1845
 - Shaka Samvat1709–1710
 - Kali Yuga4888–4889
Holocene calendar11788
Igbo calendar788–789
Iranian calendar1166–1167
Islamic calendar1202–1203
Japanese calendarTenmei 8
Javanese calendar1714–1715
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4121
Minguo calendar124 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar320
Thai solar calendar2330–2331
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
1914 or 1533 or 761
    — to —
(male Earth-Monkey)
1915 or 1534 or 762
February 7: The Colony of New South Wales is established.
March 21: The Great New Orleans Fire leaves most of the town in ruins

1788 (MDCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1788th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 788th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 18th century, and the 9th year of the 1780s decade. As of the start of 1788, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.







  • Annual British iron production reaches 68,000 tons.


Arthur Schopenhauer
Joseph Eichendorff
Augustin-Jean Fresnel


Thomas Gainsborough
Charles III of Spain


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