Events in year of 1760

  • 01-08Comet C / 1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
  • 01-09Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • 01-22Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
  • 02-16Native American hostages killed in Ft Prince George, South Carolina
  • 03-05Princess Carolina marries General Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg
  • 03-20Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
  • 06-10New York passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
  • 06-23Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
  • 08-07Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
  • 09-08French army gives Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
  • 09-28Russian and Austrian army occupies Berlin
  • 10-10Suriname Colonial Regime signs treaty with Aukaners (ex-slaves)
  • 10-13Russian / Austrian army evacuates Berlin
  • 10-231st Jewish prayer books printed in US
  • 10-25George III ascends British throne
  • 11-03Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
  • 12-25Juptier Hammon, New York slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught"

People born in year of 1760

  • 01-10Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg: Composer
  • 01-19Melchor Lopez Jimenez: Composer
  • 01-30Franz Xaver Partsch: Composer
  • 02-12Jan Ladislav Dussek: Bohemia -- Pianist / composer
  • 02-14Richard Allen: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church
  • 02-15Jean-Francois Le Sueur: Composer
  • 03-02Camille Desmoulins: France -- Journalist / pamphleteer / revolution leader
  • 03-27Ishmail Spicer: Composer
  • 03-27MJ Auguste Vestrius: French ballet dancers
  • 03-28Thomas Clarkson: English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation)
  • 04-12Juan Manuel Olivares: Composer
  • 05-10Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle: Soldier / author / composer (Marseillaise)
  • 05-10J P Hebel: Writer
  • 06-05Johan Gadolin: Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium)
  • 06-14Candido Jose Ruano: Composer
  • 06-26Johan I Jozef: Monarch of Liechtenstein / Field Marshal
  • 08-22Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei]: Italy -- Pope (1823-29)
  • 09-14M Luigi CZS Cherubini: Italian prodigy / composer
  • 09-21Gaetano Valeri: Composer
  • 10-01William Beckford: British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek)
  • 10-09Pierre Gaveaux: Composer
  • 10-27August W A Grave von Gneisenau: Prussian Field Marshal
  • 11-08Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael: South Netherlands Earl / General
  • 11-09Henri-Philippe Gerard: Composer
  • 11-23Gracchus Babeuf: French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)
  • 12-02Joseph Graetz: Composer
  • 12-18Knud L Rahbek: Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)

People died in year of 1760

  • 01-18Claudio Casciolini: Composer, dies at 62
  • 02-14Francois Collin de Blamont: Composer, dies at 69
  • 03-14Anton Filtz: Composer, dies at 26
  • 04-10Gerard George Clifford: Head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
  • 04-12Baron Ernst Gottlieb: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-16Laurence: 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward
  • 05-09Nikolaus Ludwig und Pottendorf: Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • 05-10Johann Christoph Graupner: Composer, dies at 77
  • 06-15Antoine Court: French reformed theologist, dies at 69
  • 10-25George II (August): King of Great-Britain (1727-60), dies at 76
  • 12-14Kacic Miosic: Croatian Poet (Razgovar Ugodni Naroda Slovinskoga)

Events in year of 1761

  • 01-07Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
  • 05-221st life insurance policy in US, issued in Philadelphia
  • 06-08British fleet occupies Belle Britain
  • 06-10Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 12-16Russian army occupies Kolberg

People born in year of 1761

  • 01-17James Hall: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Geologist
  • 01-20Giovanni Domenico Perotti: Composer
  • 01-23Friedrich von Matthison: German poet (Adelaide)
  • 01-29Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin: Switzerland -- US Minister of Finance (1801-14)
  • 02-22Erik Eriksson Tulindberg: Composer
  • 02-22Jacob Kimball: Composer
  • 03-23John W de Winter: Dutch Vice-Admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
  • 04-20Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier: Composer
  • 05-13Adrian Loosjes Pzn: Publisher / writer (Mauritius Lijnslager)
  • 05-16John Opie: Artist
  • 06-03Henry Scrapnel: English inventor (shrapnel shell)
  • 06-13Anton Wranitzky: Composer
  • 07-20Joseph Lefebvre: Composer
  • 07-25Charlotte von Kalb: German writer
  • 09-04Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen: Composer
  • 09-12Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf: Composer
  • 09-14Pavel Lambert Masek: Composer
  • 09-28Budan de Boislaurent: Mathematician
  • 10-15Peter Gronland: Composer
  • 10-22Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz: Composer
  • 10-31Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck: Dutch patriot / Earl / Grand Pensionary
  • 11-01Antonin Josef Alois Volanek: Composer
  • 11-19Joseph Supries: Composer
  • 11-20Pius VIII [Francesco S Castiglioni]: Italy -- 253rd Pope (1829-30)
  • 11-29Fridolin Weber: Composer
  • 12-07Madame [Marie Grosholtz] Tussaud: Created wax museum
  • 12-22Dorothea Jordan: Ireland -- French comedic actress
  • 12-27Michael A Barclay de Tolly: Scot / Russ Minister of War

People died in year of 1761

  • 01-03Willem de Fesch: Dutch violinist / Composer (Joseph), dies at 73
  • 01-04Stephen Hales: English vicar / inventor (ventilator), dies at 83
  • 02-15Carlo Cecere: Composer, dies at 54
  • 03-07Antonio Palella: Composer, dies at 68
  • 03-27Johann Ludwig Steiner: Composer, dies at 72
  • 04-09William Law: Theologian
  • 05-14Thomas Simpson: English Mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50
  • 05-15Jacob Mossel: Governor-General (Dutch East Indies), dies at 56
  • 06-12Meinrad Spiess: Composer, dies at 77
  • 09-19Peter Musschenbroek: Physician / physicist (Leidse Bottle), dies at 69
  • 12-25Elisabeth Petrovna: Tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at about 51