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1763

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Year 1763 (MDCCLXIII) 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 1763

January - June

  • February 1 - The Royal Colony of North Carolina officially creates Mecklenburg County from the western portion of Anson County. The county is named for Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who married King George III in 1761.
  • February 10 - French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Canada to Great Britain.
  • February 15 - the Treaty of Hubertusburg puts an end to the Seven Years' War between Prussia and Austria and their allies.
  • February 23 - Berbice Slave Uprising starts in the former Dutch colony of Berbice.
  • March 1 - Charles Townshend becomes President of the Board of Trade in the British government.
  • May 7 - Chief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit.
  • June 2 - Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
  • June 28 - Earthquake occurs in Komarom, Hungary.

July - December

  • August 5 - Pontiac's War - Battle of Bushy Run - British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run in the Pennsylvania backcountry.
  • September 1 - Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow
  • October 7 - The Royal Proclamation of 1763 is issued by King George III.

Undated

  • First publication is made of Bayes' theorem.
  • Fire in Smyrna, Turkey destroys 2,600 houses.
  • Mir Kasim of Bengal destroys the English garrison in Patna.
  • The English defeat Mir Kasim at Katwah, Murshidabad, Giria, Sooty, Udayanala and Monghyr.

Births

1763 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1763
MDCCLXIII
Ab urbe condita 2516
Armenian calendar 1212
ԹՎ ՌՄԺԲ
Bahá'í calendar -81 – -80
Berber calendar 2713
Buddhist calendar 2307
Burmese calendar 1125
Chinese calendar 4399/4459-11-18
( 壬午年十一月十八日)
— to —
4400/4460-11-27
( 癸未年十一月廿七日)
Coptic calendar 1479 – 1480
Ethiopian calendar 1755 – 1756
Hebrew calendar 5523 – 5524
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1818 – 1819
 - Shaka Samvat 1685 – 1686
 - Kali Yuga 4864 – 4865
Holocene calendar 11763
Iranian calendar 1141 – 1142
Islamic calendar 1176 – 1177
Japanese calendar Hōreki 13
(宝暦13年)
Korean calendar 4096
Thai solar calendar 2306
  • January 8 - Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution (died 1834)
  • January 24 - Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (died 1831)
  • January 26 - Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, King Charles XIV John of Sweden, and Charles III John of Norway (died 1844)
  • February 14 - Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (died 1813)
  • March 9 - William Cobbett, English journalist and author (died 1835)
  • March 13 - Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, Marshal of France (died 1815)
  • March 21 - Jean Paul, German writer (died 1825)
  • May 7 - Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish prince and Marshal of France (died 1813)
  • May 21 - Joseph Fouché, French statesman (died 1820)
  • June 20 - Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot (died 1798)
  • June 23 - Josephine de Beauharnais, Empress of France (died 1814)
  • July 17 - John Jacob Astor, German-born entrepreneur (died 1848)
  • August 17 - Dmitry Senyavin, Russian admiral (died 1831)
  • December 25 - Claude Chappe, French telecommunication pioneer (died 1805)
  • December 28 - John Molson, Canadian entrepreneur (died 1836)
  • December 31 - Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (died 1806)

Deaths

  • January 11 - Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (born 1676)
  • January 22 - John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English statesman (born 1690)
  • January 29 - Louis Racine, French poet (born 1692)
  • February 11 - William Shenstone, English poet (born 1714)
  • February 12 - Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (born 1688)
  • May 3 - George Psalmanazar, British impostor (born c. 1679)
  • August 21 - Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, British statesman (born 1710)
  • September 26 - John Byrom, English poet (born 1692)
  • October 28 - Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (born 1700)
  • November 23 - Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (born 1673)
  • December 17 - Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (born 1722)
  • December 23 - Antoine François Prévost, writer (born 1697)