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

Events in year of 1762

  • 01-04England declares war on Spain and Naples
  • 01-15Fraunces Tavern opens in New York City
  • 02-02Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes, " premieres in London
  • 02-12English fleet occupies Martinique
  • 04-05British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
  • 05-22Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 06-15Austria uses 1st paper currency
  • 06-281st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)
  • 06-28Russian tsarina Catharina II grabs power
  • 06-29Russian Czar Peter III divorces his wife Catharina II
  • 08-14English fleet occupies Havana
  • 08-221st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
  • 10-05Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
  • 10-06English troops occupy Manila Philippines
  • 11-03England and Spain signs Treaty of Paris
  • 11-03Spain acquires Louisiana
  • 12-09British parliament accept Treaty of Paris
  • 12-21James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
  • 12-31Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg

People born in year of 1762

  • 01-20Jerome-Joseph de Momigny: Composer
  • 01-21Giuseppe Antonio Silvani: Composer
  • 01-23Christian A Vulpius: Germany -- Writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)
  • 02-19Friedrich Franz Hurka: Composer
  • 03-07Sebastiaan C Nederburgh: Director-General (East Indies Company)
  • 03-24Marcos Antonio da Fonseca: Portugal -- Opera composer (Portogallo)
  • 03-25Francesco Giuseppi Pollini: Composer
  • 04-04Stephen Storace: Composer
  • 04-13Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis: Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth)
  • 04-13Karl Friedrich Horn: Composer
  • 04-14Giuseppe Valadier: Italian architect / archaeologist
  • 05-19Johann G Fichte: Germany -- Philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre)
  • 06-24Johann Paul Wessely: Composer
  • 07-04Marco Santucci: Composer
  • 07-20Jakob Haibel: Composer
  • 07-21Willem GF Bentinck: Dutch Earl / politician / Organist
  • 08-10Santiago Ferrer: Composer
  • 08-12George IV: King of England (1820-30)
  • 09-06Theodorus F van Capellen: Vice-admiral
  • 09-16Charles G G: Earl of Merode / Mayor of Brussels / French senator
  • 09-24William Lisle Bowles: English poet (14 Sonnets)
  • 10-04Tommaso Sogner: Composer
  • 10-12John W Janssens: Governor-General of Cape colony / Dutch-Indies 1811
  • 10-15Samuel Adams Holyoke: Composer
  • 10-21Herman W Daendels: Brigadier General / Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1807-11)
  • 10-27Gijsbert K van Hogendorp: Dutch count / Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 11-01Spencer Perceval: (Tory), British Prime Minister (1809-12)
  • 11-16Petronella Moens: Frisian author / poetess
  • 12-26Franz Wilhelm Tausch: Composer

People died in year of 1762

  • 01-13Leonhard Trautsch: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-11Johann Tobias Krebs: Composer, dies at 71
  • 02-12Laurent Belissen: Composer, dies at 68
  • 04-23Johann Samuel Endler: Composer, dies at 67
  • 05-16Ernst Chreistian Hesse: Composer, dies at 86
  • 05-24Joseph Umstatt: Composer, dies at 51
  • 06-19Johann Ernst Eberlin: Composer, dies at 60
  • 07-06Peter III Feodorovich: Tsar of Russia (1761-62), murdered at 34
  • 07-10Johann F Gronovius: Physician / botany, dies at 76
  • 07-13James Bradley: 3rd Astronomer Royal
  • 07-14Cornelis Hop: Amsterdams regent / diplomat, dies at 77
  • 07-16Jacques Hotteterre: Composer, dies at 87
  • 07-17Peter III Fjodorovitsj: Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34
  • 07-20Christoph Nichelsmann: German klavecinist / composer
  • 08-13John Alberti: Theologist / philological, dies at 64
  • 09-17Francesco Xaverio Geminiani: Composer, dies at 74
  • 10-06Francesco Onofrio Manfredini: Composer, dies at 78