1768 in History – What happened in year 1768

✅ Published on April 1st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1768 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
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.
04 aprilPhilip Astley set up the first modern amphitheatre for the display of horse riding tricks in Lambeth, London, the origin of the modern circus.
26 augustHMS Endeavour departed Plymouth, England, marking the start of the first voyage of explorer James Cook.
28 decemberTaksin the Great was crowned king of the newly established Thonburi Kingdom in the new capital at Thonburi, present-day Thailand.
21 JuneJohn Archer became the first American to pursue a bachelor's degree in medicine.
25 AugustBritain's James Cook embarked on his first adventure cruise. In this journey, he explored Australia and prepared maps depicting waterways of the Pacific Ocean.
06 DecemberThe first edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica was published.
09 JanuaryPhilip Astley organized the first modern circus in London.
20 FebruaryFirst American Chartered Fire Insurance Company opened.
05 AprilThe first American Chamber of Commerce was established.
10 MayJohn Wilkes was imprisoned for writing an article for "The North Briton" in which King George III was severely criticized. This action led to riots in London.
20 JuneRusso-Turkish War 1768–74), Russia captured the fort of Bar.
07 JulyJohann Badebrook's firm was founded in Thomas Mann's novel
25 AugustJames Cook departed Plymouth after his first voyage of discovery.
30 OctoberThe first Methodist Church began in the North American colonies.
06 DecemberThe first edition of Encyclopपीdia Britannica was published.

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
09 JuneSamuel Slater / Business Man / United Kingdom
13 February Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier / Politician / France
13 OctoberJacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin / Admiral / 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 AugustJoseph Dennie / Author / United States of America
30 MayGeorg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann / Geologist / Germany
30 MayÉtienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty / General / France
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