1760


1760

Year 1760 (MDCCLX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1760

January - June


* January 9 - Battle of Barari Ghat: The Afghans defeat the Marathas.
* January 28 -- Benning Wentworth creates the New Hampshire Grant of Pownal, Vermont.
* February 27 - Seven Years' War - French and Indian War: Cherokee natives allied with French forces attack a North Carolina militia stationed at Fort Dobbs in the western part of the province. The attack is repelled by the militia.
* March 20 - The "Great Fire" of Boston destroys 349 buildings.
* June 4 - Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia Canada taken from the Acadians.

July - December


* July 8 - Seven Years' War - French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche: British defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
* July 19 - A formal request is made to the Spanish government as to allow the founding of the later city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
* July 31 - Seven Years' War - Battle of Warburg: The Anglo-Hanoverian army of Ferdinand of Brunswick storms Warburg, with a heroic role being played by the English commander Lord Granby.
* August 30 - Seven Years' War - Battle of Legnica: By a series of brilliant maneuvers, Frederick the Great manages to defeat the Austrian army of Marshal Laudon before it can unite with that of Marshal Daun.
* August 21 - The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.
* 18 September - The town (later city) of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is founded.
* 22 September - George III of Great Britain - soon to be of the United Kingdom - is crowned.
* October 9 - Russian troops enter Berlin, but soon withdraw.
* October 16 - Seven Years' War - Battle of Kloster-Kamp: Ferdinand of Brunswick is beaten back from the Rhine by a French army.
* October 25 - George II of Great Britain dies; his grandson George III ascends to the throne.
* November 3 - Seven Years' War - Battle of Torgau: In another extremely hard battle Frederick defeats Daun's Austrians, who withdraw across the Elbe.

Undated

* Abu Dhabi is founded (Approximate date).
* Tacky's rebellion occurs in Jamaica.
* Dr. James Fordyce's two-volume compendium, "Sermons for Young Women", is published.
* The dockyards of Portsmouth catch fire.
* Western countries pay 3,000,000 ounces of silver for Chinese goods.

Ongoing events

*French and Indian War (1754-1763)
*Seven Years' War (1756-1763)

Births


* January 3 - John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)
* March 1 - François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French Revolutionary leader (suicide) (d. 1794)
* March 10 - Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Spanish dramatist, translator and neoclassical poet (d. 1828)
* April 30 - Joseph Souham, French general (d. 1837)
* May 10 - Johann Peter Hebel, German poet (d. 1826)
* May 28 - Alexandre, Vicomte de Beauharnais, French politician and general (d. 1794)
* May 29 - Charlotte Slottsberg, Swedish ballerina
* June 12 - Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai, French novelist, playwright, journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1797)
* August 22 - Pope Leo XII (d. 1829)
* September 14 - Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer (d. 1842)
* October 27 - August von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1831)
* December 17 - Deborah Sampson, first American female soldier (d. 1827)
*"date unknown" - Louise Françoise Contat, French actress (d. 1813)
*"probable" - Lemuel Francis Abbott, English portrait painter (d. 1802)

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Deaths


* April 10 - Jean Lebeuf, French historian (b. 1687)
* May 5 - Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (hanged) (b. 1720)
* May 9 - Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (b. 1700)
* May 15 - Alaungpaya, King of Burma (b. 1711)
* May 22 - Israel ben Eliezer, Polish-born mystical rabbi (b. 1700)
* June 13 - Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (b. 1696)
* July 13 - Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Iroquois Confederacy (b. 1696)
* September 11 - Louis Godin, French astronomer (b. 1704)
* October 15 - Nicolas d'Assas, a captain of the French regiment of Auvergne (b. 1733)
* October 25 - King George II of Great Britain (b. 1683)

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