Decades: 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s - 1760s - 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s
Years: 1761 1762 1763 1764 1765 - 1766 - 1767 1768 1769 1770 1771
January 1 - Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes the new Stuart claimant to the throne of Great Britain as King Charles III and figurehead for Jacobitism.
March 5 - Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
March 18 - American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act which was very unpopular in the British colonies.
November 10 - The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart returns to Salzburg after touring Paris and London with his father
Christian VII becomes King of Denmark
Lorraine becomes French again on the death of Stanislas Leszczyncki
The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, partly due to Franklin's persuasion, but the Declaratory Act asserts the right of Britain to bind the colonies in all other respects
Jean Jacques Rousseau writes Confessions
The Burmese begin to invade the Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya.
February 14 - Thomas Malthus, economist (+ 1834)
April 22 - Anne Louise Germaine de Stael, author (+ 1817)
August 6 William Hyde Wollaston was born. In 1802, he discovered a few inexplicable black lines when performing an experiment similar to those of Sir Isaac Newton. This research eventually led to the discovery of the elements in the Sun.
September 6 - John Dalton, English chemist and physicist
January 1 - James Francis Edward Stuart, claimant to the thrones of Scotland as King James VIII and of England as King James III.
January 14 - Frederick V of Denmark
February 23 - Stanislas Leszczyncki, ex-King of Poland
April 4 - John Taylor - English Classical Scholar
China - Qianlong Emperor of China, Qing Dynasty (reigned from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796)
Prussia - Frederick II King of Prussia (reigned from 1740 to 1786)
Sweden - Adolf Frederick of Sweden King of Sweden (reigned from 1751 to 1771)\n