1760 (MDCCLX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1760th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 760th year of the 2nd millennium, the 60th year of the 18th century, and the 1st year of the 1760s decade. As of the start of 1760, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1760 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1760
Ab urbe condita2513
Armenian calendar1209
Assyrian calendar6510
Balinese saka calendar1681–1682
Bengali calendar1167
Berber calendar2710
British Regnal year33 Geo. 2 – 1 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2304
Burmese calendar1122
Byzantine calendar7268–7269
Chinese calendar己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4456 or 4396
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4457 or 4397
Coptic calendar1476–1477
Discordian calendar2926
Ethiopian calendar1752–1753
Hebrew calendar5520–5521
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1816–1817
 - Shaka Samvat1681–1682
 - Kali Yuga4860–4861
Holocene calendar11760
Igbo calendar760–761
Iranian calendar1138–1139
Islamic calendar1173–1174
Japanese calendarHōreki 10
Javanese calendar1685–1686
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4093
Minguo calendar152 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar292
Thai solar calendar2302–2303
Tibetan calendar阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
1886 or 1505 or 733
    — to —
(male Iron-Dragon)
1887 or 1506 or 734






  • October 5 – The wedding of Princess Isabella of Parma and Prince Joseph of Austria takes place at Hofburg Palace's Redoute Hall (Redoutensaele), at the former imperial palace in Vienna.[16]
  • October 9Seven Years' War: Russian troops enter Berlin.
  • October 16Seven Years' War: Battle of Kloster-Kamp – Ferdinand of Brunswick is beaten back from the Rhine by a French army.
  • October 25George II of Great Britain dies; his 22-year-old grandson George, Prince of Wales, succeeds to the throne as King George III and reigns for 59 years until his death on January 29, 1820.
  • November 3Seven Years' War: Battle of Torgau – In another extremely hard battle, Frederick defeats Daun's Austrians, who withdraw across the Elbe.
  • November 29 – French Army Colonel François-Marie Picoté de Belestre formally surrenders Detroit to British Army Major Robert Rogers, and the British Union Jack is raised over Fort Detroit.[17]
  • December 4 – For the first time since the surrender of Fort Detroit by France, British authorities meet nearby at a Native American council house the site with delegates from various Indian tribes that had fought as allies of the French Army, such as the Wyandot and Ottawa Indians, and with tribes that had formerly been allies of the British. The European and Native American representatives open the peace conference with the presentation by the Indians to the British of a wampum belt, and the pronouncement from the principal chief that "The ancient friendship is now renewed, and I wash the blood off the earth that had been shed during the present war, that you may bury the war hatchet in the bottomless pit."[18]
  • December 6 – The siege of Pondicherry, a stronghold of France in India, is begun by British Army Lieutenant General Eyre Coote. The French commander, General Thomas Lally, is finally forced to surrender Pondicherry to the British on January 15, 1761.[19]
  • December 18 – In the wake of Tacky's War by African-born rebels, the Assembly of the British colony of Jamaica outlaws the African religious practice of obeah, with penalties ranging from banishment from the colony to execution. The legislation specifically bans use of contraband associated with obeah, including "animal blood, feathers, parrots' beaks, dogs' teeth, alligators' teeth, broken bottles, grave dirt, rum, and eggshells".[20]

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