1760s facts for kids

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1730s 1740s 1750s1760s1770s 1780s 1790s
Years: 1760 1761 1762 1763 1764 1765 1766 1767 1768 1769
Categories: BirthsDeaths – Architecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

Events and trends

Events

  • King George III takes the British throne in 1760. The Seven Years' War (17561763) comes to an end. France gives Canada to Britain, but criticism of the government still grows, led by the controversial figure of John Wilkes. Meanwhile, there is increasing unrest in Britain's American colonies. King George III died later in 1820.
  • Science and technology – development of the steam engine continues.

World leaders

Births

Deaths

  • Pierre de Marivaux, French writer

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