1761 in History – What happened in year 1761

✅ Published on March 31st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1761 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
14 januaryThe Afghans led by Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the French-supplied and trained Maratha troops at the Third Battle of Panipat in Panipat, present-day Haryana, India.
16 decemberSeven Years' War-Russian forces captured Kolberg, Prussia'slast port on the Baltic coast, after a four-month siege.
17 SeptemberThe battle of Cosabroma was fought.
07 JanuaryThe Afghan ruler Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas in the third battle of Panipat.
16 JanuaryBritish troops captured Pondicherry, India from France.
08 FebruaryThe earthquake in London broke the chimney at Limnhouse and Poplar.
22 MarchThe first life insurance policy in North America was issued in Philadelphia.
06 JuneThe transit of Venus is seen from 120 places on Earth. Mikhail Lomonosov came to know the atmosphere of Venus.
20 JulyMadhav Rao became the first Peshwa.
22 SeptemberKing George III and Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom were crowned.
16 DecemberSeven Years War: After a four-month siege, Russian Kolbergs under the command of Puert Ryumantesh took over the Prussian fort.


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
08 AprilWilliam Joseph Chaminade / Priest / France
11 DecemberGian Domenico Romagnosi / Physicist / Italy
12 February Jan Ladislav Dussek / Pianist / Czech Republic
13 NovemberJohn Moore / Politician / Scotland
13 JuneAntonín Vranický / Violinist / Czech Republic
14 MaySamuel Dexter / Politician / United States of America
16 AugustYevstigney Fomin / Composer / Russia
16 February Jean-Charles Pichegru / General / France
17 January Sir James Hall / Physicist / Scotland
20 JuneJacob Hübner / Author / Germany
24 DecemberSelim III / Sultan / Turkey
24 DecemberJean-Louis Pons / Astronomer / France
24 SeptemberF.L.Æ. Kunzen / Composer / Germany
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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