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

Events in year of 1763

  • 02-10Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England
  • 02-12John Casteret appointed British Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 02-15Austria, Prussia and Saxony sign Peace of Hubertusburg
  • 04-30London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower
  • 05-16Samuel Johnson meets his future biographer James Boswell in London
  • 10-07George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement
  • 11-15Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • 11-16English journalist John Wilkes injured at duel
  • 12-02Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)

People born in year of 1763

  • 01-03Joseph Fesch: French Cardinal / war commission / Earl / senator
  • 01-26Charles XIV: French marshall, King of Sweden and Norway (1818-44)
  • 01-29J G Seume: Writer
  • 02-01Thomas Campbell: Founder (Church of Disciples in America)
  • 02-03Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld]: German author
  • 03-06Jean Xavier Lefevre: Composer
  • 03-21Jean Paul: Writer
  • 04-02Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari: Composer
  • 04-07Domenico Dragonetti: Composer
  • 05-04Franz Stanislaus Spindler: Composer
  • 05-07Josef Poniatovski: Polish General / marshal of France
  • 05-08John Goldberg: Dutch patriot / Statesman
  • 05-16Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin: Chemist (discovered chromium, beryllium)
  • 06-01Christian Gottlob Saupe: Composer
  • 06-13Jose B de Andrada e Silva: Premier of Brazil
  • 06-14Johannes Simon Mayr: Composer
  • 06-15Franz Danzi: Composer
  • 06-21Pierre P Royer-Collard: French attorney / philosopher
  • 06-26George Morland: England, United Kingdom -- Artist of rural landscapes
  • 07-02Peter Ritter: Composer
  • 07-17Johannes H van der Palm: Dutch theologist / Minister of Education
  • 07-17John Jacob Astor: Germany -- Richest man in US, banker / fur trader
  • 07-30Samuel Rogers: English poet (Italy, a poem)
  • 08-08Charles Bulfinch: Boston, Massachusetts -- 1st US pro architect (Mass State House)
  • 09-02Caroline von Schelling [Michaelis]: German author
  • 10-12John Ross: Composer
  • 11-28Matthaus Fischer: Composer
  • 12-23John Davy: Composer
  • 12-25Claude Chappe: French engineer (optical telegraph)

People died in year of 1763

  • 01-02John Casteret Earl Granville: English Premier, dies at 72
  • 01-27John Theodor of Bavaria: Prince-bishop of Liege / cardinal
  • 06-01Johann Caspar Vogler: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-17Wenzel Raimund Pirck: Composer, dies at 45
  • 08-09John Althuysen: Fries vicar / Poet (Frysk Jierboek), dies at 47
  • 08-14Giovanni Battista Somis: Composer, dies at 76
  • 09-14Johann Philipp Sack: Composer, dies at 40
  • 10-05August III: King of Poland, dies at 66
  • 10-17Arnold Hoogvliet: Poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76
  • 10-22French van Mieris "the Young": Painter / historian, dies at 73
  • 12-02Carl August Thielo: Composer, dies at 56