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This article is about the year 1761.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1730s  1740s  1750s  – 1760s –  1770s  1780s  1790s
Years: 1758 1759 176017611762 1763 1764
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1761 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1761
Ab urbe condita 2514
Armenian calendar 1210
Assyrian calendar 6511
Bengali calendar 1168
Berber calendar 2711
British Regnal year Geo. 3 – 2 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2305
Burmese calendar 1123
Byzantine calendar 7269–7270
Chinese calendar 庚辰(Metal Dragon)
4457 or 4397
    — to —
辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
4458 or 4398
Coptic calendar 1477–1478
Discordian calendar 2927
Ethiopian calendar 1753–1754
Hebrew calendar 5521–5522
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1817–1818
 - Shaka Samvat 1682–1683
 - Kali Yuga 4861–4862
Holocene calendar 11761
Igbo calendar 761–762
Iranian calendar 1139–1140
Islamic calendar 1174–1175
Japanese calendar Hōreki 11
Javanese calendar 1686–1687
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4094
Minguo calendar 151 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 293
Thai solar calendar 2303–2304

1761 (MDCCLXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday (dominical letter G) of the Julian calendar, the 1761st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 761st year of the 2nd millennium, the 61st year of the 18th century, and the 2nd year of the 1760s decade. As of the start of 1761, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1918.



Ahmad Shah Durrani and his coalition decisively defeat the Maratha Confederacy and restore the Mughal Empire to Shah Alam II.


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  2. ^ "Landmarks of World History: A Chronology of Remarkable Natural Phenomena: Eighteenth Century 1761-1770". The Gallery of Natural Phenomena. 2010. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  3. ^ BBC History, July 2011, p 12