1761 in History – What happened in year 1761

In history, year 1761 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1761.

Know what happened in 1761:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 DecemberSeven Years' War-Russian forces captured Kolberg, Prussia'slast port on the Baltic coast, after a four-month siege.
14 JanuaryThe Afghans led by Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the French-supplied and trained Maratha troops at the Third Battle of Panipat inPanipat, present-day Haryana, India.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1761:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Christiaan Hendrik Persoon / Academic / France
01 DecemberMarie Tussaud / Sculptor / United Kingdom
02 MayAugust von Kotzebue / Author / Germany
06 March Antoine-François Andréossy / Diplomat / France
07 JuneJohn Rennie the Elder / Engineer / Scotland
08 AprilWilliam Joseph Chaminade / Priest / France
11 DecemberGian Domenico Romagnosi / Physicist / Italy
12 February Jan Ladislav Dussek / Pianist / Czech Republic
13 JuneAntonín Vranický / Violinist / Czech Republic
13 NovemberJohn Moore / Politician / Scotland
14 MaySamuel Dexter / Politician / United States of America
16 February Jean-Charles Pichegru / General / France
16 AugustYevstigney Fomin / Composer / Russia
17 January Sir James Hall / Physicist / Scotland
20 JuneJacob Hübner / Author / Germany
24 SeptemberF.L.Æ. Kunzen / Composer / Germany
24 DecemberSelim III / Sultan / Turkey
27 DecemberMichael Andreas Barclay de Tolly / Politician / Russia
28 AprilMarie Harel / Cheesemaker / France
29 January Albert Gallatin / Linguist / United States of America

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