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

Events in year of 1764

  • 01-24Gov Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire
  • 02-15St. Louis founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue
  • 02-21John Wilkes thrown out of Engl House of Commons for "Essay on Women"
  • 04-03Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Roman Catholic King
  • 05-05Smolny-institution forms in St. Petersburg for noble girls
  • 07-23James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation
  • 10-25John Adams marries Abigail Smith (marriage lasts 54 years)
  • 11-16Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
  • 11-26France bans Jesuit enorde

People born in year of 1764

  • 01-01John Kinker: Dutch linguist / philosopher / poet (Minderjarige Zangster)
  • 02-04Carel H Verhuell: Dutch / French Vice-Admiral / Minister of Navy
  • 02-08Joseph Leopold von Eybler: Austrian composer
  • 02-22Alexander Campbell: Composer
  • 02-28Robert Haldane: Scottish theologist / philanthropist
  • 03-13Charles Earl Grey: (Whig), British Prime Minister (1830-34)
  • 04-03John Abernethy: London, England -- Surgeon
  • 04-12Dirk van den Boetzelaer: Regent of Holland
  • 04-18Bernhard Anselm Weber: Pianist / conductor / composer
  • 05-01Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Engineer / architect (built Capitol)
  • 05-01Gottfried Rieger: Composer
  • 05-03Elisabeth PMH: Princess of France / Son of King Louis XVI
  • 05-15Johann Nepomuk Kalcher: Composer
  • 05-20J Gottfried Schadow: German sculptor / cartoonist / lithographer
  • 06-19John Barrow: England, United Kingdom -- Founded Royal Geographical Society
  • 06-19Jose Gervasio Artigas: General / father of Uruguay
  • 07-01Georg Christoph Grosheim: Composer
  • 07-05Janos Lavotta: Composer
  • 07-09Ann Ward Radcliffe: English Gothic Novelist (Italian)
  • 08-20Charles F Bentinck: Dutch Minister of Colonies
  • 09-11Valentino Fioravanti: Composer
  • 09-15Friedrich Heine: Composer
  • 09-15Paolo Francesco Parenti: Composer
  • 09-17John Goodricke: English astronomer / member Royal Society
  • 10-14Charles-Henri Plantade: Composer
  • 11-05Pieter Nieuwland: Dutch Scientist (Newton)
  • 11-30Franz Xaver Gerl: Composer
  • 12-10Louis-Sebastien Lebrun: Composer
  • 12-22Barbara Juliane Krudener: Latvia -- Mystic visionary renounced nobility

People died in year of 1764

  • 03-17George Parker: English astronomer
  • 03-30Pietro Antonio Locatelli: Italian violinist / composer, dies at 68
  • 04-14Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow: Danish astronomer, dies at 84
  • 04-27Jaime de Casellas: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-03Francesco Algarotti: Italian Earl / encyclopedist, dies at 53
  • 05-10Picander [Christian Henrici]: German writer (Die Weiberprobe)
  • 06-03Hans A Brorson: Danish Poet / Bishop of Ribe, dies at 69
  • 06-11Christoph Stoltzenberg: Composer, dies at 74
  • 07-16Ivan VI: Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23
  • 09-12Jean Philippe Rameau: French Composer (Castor en Pollux), dies at 80
  • 11-20Christian Goldbach: German mathematician
  • 11-30Dieudonne Raick: Composer, dies at 61