1768 in History – What happened in year 1768

In history, year 1768 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 1768.

Know what happened in 1768:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 DecemberTaksin the Great was crowned king of the newly establishedThonburi Kingdom in the new capital at Thonburi, present-day Thailand.
04 AprilPhilip Astley set up the first modern amphitheatre for thedisplay of horse riding tricks in Lambeth, London, the origin of themodern circus.
26 AugustHMS Endeavour departed Plymouth, England, marking the start of the first voyage of explorer James Cook.
29 FebruaryA group of Polish nobles established the Bar Confederation to defend the internal and external independence of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth against Russian influence and against King Stanis?aw II Augustus.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1768:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Maria Edgeworth / Author / Ireland
02 OctoberWilliam Beresford / Politician / United Kingdom
02 MayCharles Tennant / Chemist / Scotland
04 OctoberFrancisco José de Caldas / Naturalist / Colombia
04 SeptemberFrançois-René de Chateaubriand / Politician / France
06 AugustJean-Baptiste Bessières / Politician / France
07 February Antoine-Athanase Royer-Collard / Physician / France
07 January Joseph Bonaparte / King / Italy
09 JuneSamuel Slater / Business Man / United Kingdom
13 February Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier / Politician / France
17 MayHenry Paget / Politician / United Kingdom
17 AugustLouis Desaix / General / France
21 March Joseph Fourier / Mathematician / France
21 NovemberFriedrich Schleiermacher / Philosopher / Germany
26 OctoberEustachy Erazm Sanguszko / Politician / Poland
27 JulyJoseph Anton Koch / Painter / Austria
30 NovemberJędrzej Śniadecki / Chemist / Poland
30 MayGeorg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann / Geologist / Germany
30 AugustJoseph Dennie / Author / United States of America
30 MayÉtienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty / General / France

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