1761 (MDCCLXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1761st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 761st year of the 2nd millennium, the 61st year of the 18th century, and the 2nd year of the 1760s decade.
January 16 – British capture Pondicherry, India from the French. In Dutch Guayana a “state” formed by escaped slaves signs a treaty with the local governor. Opening of Matthew Boulton 's Soho Manufactory. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is published, in France. June 6 – Transit of Venus occurred, and was observed from 120 locations around ...
August – Following the death of Johann Matthias Gesner, the chair of rhetoric at the University of Göttingen is refused by both Johann August Ernesti and David Ruhnken. It eventually goes to Christ...September – Carlo Goldoni informs fellow playwright Francesco Albergati Capacellithat he is moving permanently from Venice to Paris, where he is appointed director of the Italian theatre.unknown date – Denis Diderot begins writing Rameau's Nephew
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1. John Hawkesworth – Almoran and Hamet 2. William Kenrick – Eloisa 3. Thomas Percy (translated) – Hau Kou Choan 4. James Ridley (as Sir Charles Morrell) – The History of James Lovegrove 5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse 6. Frances Sheridan – Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph 7. Laurence Sterne – The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemanvols. iii – iv.
1. Isaac Bickerstaffe – Judith 2. Henry Brooke – The Earl of Essex(adapted) 3. George Colman the Elder – The Jealous Wife 4. Richard Cumberland – The Banishment of Cicero 5. Richard Glover – Medea 6. Carlo Goldoni 6.1. Una delle ultime sere di Carnevale 6.2. La villeggiatura (or La trilogia della villeggiatura, The Resort) 7. Carlo Gozzi 7.1. L'amore delle tre melarance(The Love for Three Oranges) 7.2. Il corvo(The Raven) 8. Arthur Murphy 8.1. All in the Wrong 8.2. The Citizen 8.3. The Old Maid
1. John Armstrong – A Day: An epistle to John Wilkes 2. Charles Churchill 2.1. The Apology 2.2. Night: An epistle to Robert Lloyd 2.3. The Rosciad 3. John Cleland – The Times!, vol. 2 4. Francis Fawkes – Original Poems and Translations 5. Robert Lloyd – An Epistle to Charles Churchill 6. Diego de Torres Villarroel – Poesías sagradas y profanasMarch 8 – Jan Potocki, Polish count, military engineer, ethnologist, Egyptologist, linguist, aeronaut, adventurer and novelist (suicide 1815)May 3 – August von Kotzebue, German dramatist (died 1819)July 25 – Charlotte von Kalb, German writer (died 1843)September 8 – François Juste Marie Raynouard, French dramatist (died 1836)April 9 – William Law, English theologian (born 1686)April 15 – William Oldys, English antiquary and bibliographer (born 1696)April 17 – Benjamin Hoadly, English bishop and instigator of the Bangorian Controversy (born 1676)July 4 – Samuel Richardson, English novelist (born 1689)
Shah Alam II, Mughal Emperor, reigned 10 December 1759 – 19 November 1806. Brigadier general John Carnac, Commander-in Chief of India December 1860– April 1761. Lieutenant-General Eyre Coote (East India Company officer), Commander-in Chief of India April 1761 – 1763. Mir Qasim, Nawab of Bengal and Murshidabad, 20 October 1760 – 7 July 1763.
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