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1757

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Year 1757 (MDCCLVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1757

January - June

  • January 2 - Britain captures Calcutta.this was part of the fighting in the 7 year war/ french indian war.
  • January 5 - Robert-François Damiens makes an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Louis XV of France.
  • March 14 - Seven Years' War: On-board the HMS Monarch, Royal Navy Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for breach of the Articles of War.
  • May 6 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Prague: Frederick the Great defeats an Austrian army and begins to besiege the city.
  • June 18 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Kolin: Frederick is defeated by an Austrian army under Marshal Daun, forcing him to evacuate Bohemia.
  • June 23 - Battle of Plassey: 3000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj ud-Daulah at Plassey.

July - December

  • July 26 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Hastenbeck: An Anglo-Hanoverian army under the Duke of Cumberland is defeated by the French under Louis d'Estrées and forced out of Hanover.
  • July 30 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Gross-Jägersdorf: A Prussian army under Hans von Lehwald is defeated by the Russian army of Marshal Stepan Apraksin.
  • August 3 - August 9 - French and Indian War: A French army under Louis-Joseph de Montcalm forces the English to surrender Fort William Henry. The French army's Indian allies slaughter the survivors for unclear reasons
  • October 16 - Seven Years' War: Hungarian raiders plunder Berlin.
  • October 30 - Osman III dies and is succeeded as Ottoman Sultan by Mustafa III.
  • November 5 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Rossbach: Frederick defeats the French-Imperial army under the Duc de Soubise and Prince Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen, forcing the French to withdraw from Saxony.
  • November 22 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Breslau: An Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine defeats the Prussian army of Wilhelm of Brunswick-Bevern and forces the Austrians behind the Oder.
  • December 6 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Leuthen: Frederick defeats Prince Charles's Austrian army in what is generally considered the Prussian king's greatest tactical victory.

Ongoing events

Births

1757 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1757
MDCCLVII
Ab urbe condita 2510
Armenian calendar 1206
ԹՎ ՌՄԶ
Bahá'í calendar -87 – -86
Berber calendar 2707
Buddhist calendar 2301
Burmese calendar 1119
Chinese calendar 4393/4453-11-12
( 丙子年十一月十二日)
— to —
4394/4454-11-21
( 丁丑年十一月廿一日)
Coptic calendar 1473 – 1474
Ethiopian calendar 1749 – 1750
Hebrew calendar 5517 – 5518
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1812 – 1813
 - Shaka Samvat 1679 – 1680
 - Kali Yuga 4858 – 4859
Holocene calendar 11757
Iranian calendar 1135 – 1136
Islamic calendar 1170 – 1171
Japanese calendar Hōreki 7
(宝暦7年)
Korean calendar 4090
Thai solar calendar 2300
  • January 16 - Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1834)
  • February 20 - John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
  • April 9 - Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (d. 1833)
  • May 30 - Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1844)
  • June 18 - Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine leader (d. 1833)
  • June 22 - George Vancouver, British explorer (d. 1798)
  • July 20 - Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (d. 1811)
  • August 9 - Thomas Telford, British Engineer & Architect (d. 1834)
  • September 6 - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, French soldier and statesman (d. 1834)
  • October 9 - King Charles X of France (d. 1836)
  • October 21 - Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (d. 1816)
  • November 1 - Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor (d. 1822)
  • November 28 - William Blake, English poet (d. 1827)
  • December 17 - Nathaniel Macon, American politician (d. 1837)
  • December 25 - Benjamin Pierce, American politician (d. 1839)

Deaths

  • January 9 - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (born 1657)
  • January 19 - Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (born 1664)
  • March 1 - Edward Moore, English writer (born 1712)
  • March 8 - Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (born 1701)
  • March 12 - Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/ painter (born 1696)
  • March 14 - John Byng, British admiral (executed) (born 1704)
  • March 27 - Johann Stamitz, Czech-born composer (born 1717)
  • May 6 - Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (born 1705)
  • May 6 - Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (born 1683)
  • May 6 - Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (born 1684)
  • July 23 - Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (born 1685)
  • August 28 - David Hartley, English philosopher (born 1705)
  • October 17 - René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (born 1683)
  • October 25 - Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (born 1672)
  • October 30 - Osman III, Ottoman Sultan (born 1699)
  • November 12 - Colley Cibber, English poet (born 1671)
  • December 11 - Edmund Curll, English bookseller and publisher (born 1675)