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Millennium: 2nd millennium
January 15:The British Museum opens in London.
September 13: Britain defeats France in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham to capture Quebec, but the commanders of both sides (General Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm) are killed.
1759 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1759
Ab urbe condita2512
Armenian calendar1208
Assyrian calendar6509
Balinese saka calendar1680–1681
Bengali calendar1166
Berber calendar2709
British Regnal year32 Geo. 2 – 33 Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar2303
Burmese calendar1121
Byzantine calendar7267–7268
Chinese calendar戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
4456 or 4249
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4457 or 4250
Coptic calendar1475–1476
Discordian calendar2925
Ethiopian calendar1751–1752
Hebrew calendar5519–5520
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1815–1816
 - Shaka Samvat1680–1681
 - Kali Yuga4859–4860
Holocene calendar11759
Igbo calendar759–760
Iranian calendar1137–1138
Islamic calendar1172–1173
Japanese calendarHōreki 9
Javanese calendar1684–1685
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4092
Minguo calendar153 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar291
Thai solar calendar2301–2302
Tibetan calendar阳土虎年
(male Earth-Tiger)
1885 or 1504 or 732
    — to —
(female Earth-Rabbit)
1886 or 1505 or 733

July 6-8: Battle of Carillon
July 26/27: Fort Carillon/Fort Ticonderoga.

1759 (MDCCLIX) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1759th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 759th year of the 2nd millennium, the 59th year of the 18th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1750s decade. As of the start of 1759, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

In Great Britain, this year was known as the Annus Mirabilis, because of British victories in the Seven Years' War.





August 12: Battle of Kunersdorf.


November 20: Battle of Quiberon Bay

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Mary Wollstonecraft
William Wilberforce
Friedrich Schiller


George Frideric Handel


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