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This article is about the year 1760.
|Centuries:||17th century – 18th century – 19th century|
|Decades:||1730s 1740s 1750s – 1760s – 1770s 1780s 1790s|
|Years:||1757 1758 1759 – 1760 – 1761 1762 1763|
|1760 by topic:|
|Arts and Sciences|
|Archaeology – Architecture – Art – Literature (Poetry) – Music – Science|
|Canada – Great Britain –|
|Lists of leaders|
|Colonial governors – State leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
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|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||2513|
|British Regnal year||33 Geo. 2 – 1 Geo. 3|
|Chinese calendar||己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4456 or 4396
— to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4457 or 4397
|- Vikram Samvat||1816–1817|
|- Shaka Samvat||1682–1683|
|- Kali Yuga||4861–4862|
|Japanese calendar||Hōreki 10
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||152 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2302–2303|
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- January 22 – Seven Years' War – At the Battle of Wandiwash in India, British general Sir Eyre Coote is victorious over the French under the Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau.
- January 28 – Benning Wentworth creates the New Hampshire Grant of Pownal, Vermont.
- February 15 – The British Royal Navy ship HMS Royal Katherine runs aground off Bolt Head in England with the loss of 699 lives.
- February 21–26 – Seven Years' War – At the Battle of Carrickfergus in the north of Ireland, a force of French troops under the command of privateer François Thurot captures and holds the town and castle of Carrickfergus before retiring; the force is defeated (and Thurot killed) in a naval action in the Irish Sea on February 28.
- February 27 – Seven Years' War – French and Indian War & Anglo-Cherokee War: Cherokee natives attack a North Carolina militia stationed at Fort Dobbs in the western part of the province. The attack is repelled by the militia under the command of General Hugh Waddell.
- March 20 – The Great Fire of Boston, Massachusetts, destroys 349 buildings.
- May–July – 'Tacky's War', a slave rebellion, occurs in Jamaica.
- June 4 – Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia taken from the Acadians.
- July 3 – A lightning strike causes a major fire at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard in England.
- July 8 – Seven Years' War – French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche: British defeat French forces in the 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 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.
- 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.
- September 8 – Seven Years' War: Jeffery Amherst captures Montreal.
- September 18 – The town (later city) of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, is founded.
- October 9 – Seven Years' War: Russian troops enter Berlin.
- 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. He reigns until January 1820.
- November 3 – Seven Years' War – Battle of Torgau: In another extremely hard battle, Frederick defeats Daun's Austrians, who withdraw across the Elbe.
- Dr. James Fordyce's two-volume compendium, Sermons for Young Women, is published.
- Western countries pay 3,000,000 ounces of silver for Chinese goods.
- approximate date – Abu Dhabi is founded.
- February 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)
- March 28 – Thomas Clarkson, British Abolitionist (d. 1846)
- 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)
- July 13 – István Pauli (Pável) Hungarian Slovene priest and writer (d. 1829)
- 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)
- October – Fredrique Löwen, stage actress (d. 1813)
- November 21 – Joseph Plumb Martin, Revolutionary war soldier and narrative author (d. 1860)
- December 17 – Deborah Sampson, first American female soldier (d. 1827)
- date unknown
- probable – Lemuel Francis Abbott, English portrait painter (d. 1802)
- 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 10 – Christoph Graupner, German composer (b. 1683)
- May 15 – Alaungpaya, King of Burma (b. 1711)
- May 22 – Israel ben Eliezer aka Baal Shem Tov, Polish-born mystical rabbi, founder of Hasidic Judaism (b. 1698)
- 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)
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 320. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Rodger, N. A. M. (2006). The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649–1815. London: Penguin Books; National Maritime Museum. p. 283. ISBN 0-14-102690-1.
- "Portsmouth Dockyard". Battleships-Cruisers.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- "Chronology Of Events In Portsmouth – 1700-1799". History In Portsmouth. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. p. 222. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.