25 de agosto: el barco de la Royal Navy HMB Endeavour, comandado por el teniente James Cook, parte de Plymouth, Inglaterra, iniciándose el primero de los tres viajes de Cook al Pacífico. Inicia la Guerra Ruso-Turca de 1768-1774. Prithvi Narayan se convierte en Rey de Nepal.
1768 was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1768th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 768th year of the 2nd millennium, the 68th year of the 18th century, and the 9th year of the 1760s decade.
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Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti becomes auctor of the class of reptiles through his Specimen Medicum, Exhibens Synopsin Reptilium Emendatam cum Experimentis circa Venena on the poisonous function of rep...Caspar Friedrich Wolff begins publication of "De Formatione Intestinarum" in the Mémoires of The Imperial Academy of Arts and Sciences (Saint Petersburg), a significant work in the science of embry...Lazzaro Spallanzani challenges the spontaneous generation of cellular life.Bougainvillea is first classified in Brazil by Philibert Commerçon, the botanist accompanying Louis Antoine de Bougainville's French Navy voyage of circumnavigation.Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau's Traité des arbres fruitiers is published in Paris.
March 17 – William Cookworthy is granted a patent for the manufacture of porcelain from kaolinite in England.
Leonhard Euler uses closed curves (which become known as Euler diagrams) to illustrate syllogisticreasoning.
Leonhard Euler's Letters to a German Princess (Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie) are first published, in Saint Petersburg.February 15 – Anthony Carlisle, English surgeon (died 1840)March 21 – Joseph Fourier, French mathematician (died 1830)March 22 – Bryan Donkin, English engineer and inventor (died 1855)July 18 – Jean-Robert Argand, French mathematician (died 1822)January 29 – John Martyn, English botanist (born 1699)February 2 – Robert Smith, English mathematician (born 1689)April 29 – Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist (born 1694)June 15 – James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (born 1710)
Massachusetts Assembly dissolved for refusing to assist collection of taxes. Boston citizens refuse to quarter British troops. France buys Corsica from Genoa. Gurkhas conquer Nepal. First of the weekly numbers of the Encyclopædia Britannica are published; 100 are planned. James Cook 's first voyage: 1768-1771.