1763 in History – What happened in year 1763

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

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1763 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 februaryBritain, 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 mayPontiac of the Ottawa Native American tribe led an attempt to seize Fort Detroit from the British, marking the start of Pontiac's War.
14 septemberAbout 300 Seneca warriors during Pontiac's Rebellion attacked aBritish Army detachment, killing 81 soldiers.
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.
07 JulyMir Jafar was crowned again as the Nawab of Bengal.
19 JulyNawab Mir Qasim of Bengal was badly defeated by the British army in the Battle of Katwa.
02 AugustThe reason for the war of the British Army was fought with Mir Qasim in Giria, West Bengal, because of the British army occupying Murshidabad.
25 DecemberMaharaja Surajmal of Bharatpur was killed.
10 FebruaryThe Treaty of Paris ended the French-Indian War, with Canada surrendering to Britain.
01 MarchCharles Townshend became Chairman of the Board of Trade in the British Government.
30 AprilMember of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes was banned in the Tower of London, charged with treason and slander.
07 MayChief Pontiac began the "Conspiracy of Pontic" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit.
02 JunePontiac Rebellion: Now Mackinaw City, Michigan, the Chippewas captured Fort Missilimackinac, chasing a ball into the fort, after diverting the garrison with a game of Larrosse.
07 JulyThe British East India Company announced the resignation of Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal.
05 AugustBattle of Pontiac: Battle of the Wild Runs- The British army led by Henry Bouquet defeated the Indians of the main Pontic in the Bush Run.
01 SeptemberCatherine II of Russia supported Ivan Bateskoy's plan for a founding home in Moscow.
07 OctoberThe Proclamation of 1763 by George III of Great Britain, the Land of the North in North America and the White Settlement west of the Alleghenies.
16 NovemberEnglish journalist John Wilkes was injured in a duel battle.
02 DecemberThe oldest extant U.S. dedicated Turo Shul of Newport RI. Synagogue)

Famous birthdays in the year 1763:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
07 MayJózef Poniatowski / General / Poland
07 AprilDomenico Dragonetti / Composer / Italy
08 NovemberOtto Wilhelm Masing / Author / Estonia
08 January Edmond-Charles Genêt / Diplomat / United States of America
09 MayJános Batsányi / Poet / Hungary
13 March Guillaume Brune / Diplomat / France
14 JuneSimon Mayr / Educator / Germany
15 JuneFranz Danzi / Composer / Germany
17 JulyJohn Jacob Astor / Business Man / United States of America
20 JuneWolfe Tone / Politician / Ireland
21 JunePierre Paul Royer-Collard / Philosopher / France
21 March Jean Paul / Author / Germany
21 MayJoseph Fouché / Politician / France
22 JuneÉtienne Méhul / Painist / France
23 JuneJoséphine de Beauharnais / Queen / France
24 January Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron / Politician / France
24 OctoberDorothea von Schlegel / Author / Germany
28 DecemberJohn Molson / Brewer / United Kingdom
30 JulySamuel Rogers / Poet / United Kingdom
31 DecemberPierre-Charles Villeneuve / Admiral / France
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