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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1720s  1730s  1740s  – 1750s –  1760s  1770s  1780s
Years: 1754 1755 175617571758 1759 1760


  • January 2 – The United Kingdom captures Calcutta, India.
  • March 14 – On board the HMS Monarch, Royal Navy Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for breach of the Articles of War.
  • May 6 – Battle of Prague – Frederick the Great defeats an Austrian army and begins to besiege the city.
  • June 18 – Battle of Kolin – Frederick is defeated by an Austrian army under Marshal Daun, forcing him to evacuate Bohemia.
  • June 23Battle of Plassey – 3000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj-ud-Dawlah at Plassey.
  • July 26 – Battle of Hastenbeck – An Anglo-Hanoverian army under the Duke of Cumberland is defeated by the French under Louis d'Estrées and forced out of Hanover.
  • July 30 – Battle of Gross-Jägersdorf – A Prussian army under Hans von Lehwald is defeated by the Russian army of Marshal Stepan Apraksin.
  • October 16 – Austrian raiders plunder Berlin.
  • October 30 – Osman III dies and is succeeded as Ottoman Sultan by Mustafa III.
  • November 5 – Battle of Rossbach. Frederick defeats the French-Imperial army under the Duc de Soubise and Prince Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen, forcing the French to withdraw from Saxony.
  • November 22 – Battle of Breslau – An Austrian army under Prince Charles of Lorraine defeats the Prussian army of Wilhelm of Brunswick-Bevern and forces the Austrians behind the Oder.
  • December 6 – Battle of Leuthen – Frederick defeats Prince Charles's Austrian army.

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