1763 in History – What happened in year 1763

In history, year 1763 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 1763.

Know what happened in 1763:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 MayChief Pontiac (pictured) of the Ottawa Native American tribe led an attempt to seize Fort Detroit and drive out the British settlers, marking the start of Pontiac's War.
07 OctoberFollowing Great Britain's acquisition of New France after theend of the Seven Years' War, King George III issued a RoyalProclamation closing most of this land to the residents of the ThirteenColonies.
14 SeptemberAbout 300 Seneca warriors during Pontiac's Rebellion attacked aBritish Army detachment, killing 81 soldiers.
10 February Britain, France, and Spain signed the Treaty of Paris to endthe Seven Years' War, significantly reducing the size of the Frenchcolonial empire while at the same time marking the beginning of anextensive period of British dominance outside of Europe.
07 OctoberFollowing Great Britain's acquisition of New France after the end of the Seven Years' War, King George III issued a Royal Proclamation closing most of this land to the residents of the Thirteen Colonies andreserving it for indigenous peoples.
07 MayPontiac of the Ottawa Native American tribe led an attempt to seize Fort Detroit from the British, marking the start of Pontiac's War.
10 FebruaryBritain, France, and Spain signed the Treaty of Paris to end the Seven Years' War, significantly reducing the size of the French colonial empire while at the same time marking the beginning of an extensive period of British dominance outside of Europe.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1763:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
07 AprilDomenico Dragonetti / Composer / Italy
07 MayJózef Poniatowski / General / Poland
08 January Edmond-Charles Genêt / Diplomat / United States of America
09 MayJános Batsányi / Poet / Hungary
09 March William Cobbett / Author / United Kingdom
13 March Guillaume Brune / Diplomat / France
13 JuneJosé Bonifácio de Andrada / Poet / Brazil
14 February Jean Victor Marie Moreau / General / France
15 JuneKobayashi Issa / Poet / Japan
15 JuneFranz Danzi / Composer / Germany
16 MayLouis Nicolas Vauquelin / Chemist / France
17 JulyJohn Jacob Astor / Business Man / United States of America
20 JuneWolfe Tone / Politician / Ireland
21 MayJoseph Fouché / Politician / France
21 March Jean Paul / Author / Germany
22 JuneÉtienne Méhul / Painist / France
24 January Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron / Politician / France
28 DecemberJohn Molson / Brewer / United Kingdom
28 MayManuel Alberti / Journalist / Argentina
30 JulySamuel Rogers / Poet / United Kingdom

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