1758 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1758
Ab urbe condita 2511
Armenian calendar 1207
Assyrian calendar 6508
Balinese saka calendar 1679–1680
Bengali calendar 1165
Berber calendar 2708
British Regnal year 31 Geo. 2 – 32 Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar 2302
Burmese calendar 1120
Byzantine calendar 7266–7267
Chinese calendar 丁丑(Fire Ox)
4454 or 4394
    — to —
戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
4455 or 4395
Coptic calendar 1474–1475
Discordian calendar 2924
Ethiopian calendar 1750–1751
Hebrew calendar 5518–5519
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1814–1815
 - Shaka Samvat 1679–1680
 - Kali Yuga 4858–4859
Holocene calendar 11758
Igbo calendar 758–759
Iranian calendar 1136–1137
Islamic calendar 1171–1172
Japanese calendar Hōreki 8
Javanese calendar 1683–1684
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4091
Minguo calendar 154 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 290
Thai solar calendar 2300–2301
Tibetan calendar 阴火牛年
(female Fire-Ox)
1884 or 1503 or 731
    — to —
(male Earth-Tiger)
1885 or 1504 or 732

1758 (MDCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1758th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 758th year of the 2nd millennium, the 58th year of the 18th century, and the 9th year of the 1750s decade. As of the start of 1758, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






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  • The French build the first European settlement in what is now Erie County, at the mouth of Buffalo Creek.
  • Rudjer Boscovich publishes his atomic theory, in Theoria philosophiae naturalis redacta ad unicam legem virium in nalura existentium.
  • A fire destroys parts of Christiania, Norway.
  • Carl Linnaeus publishes the first volume (Animalia) of the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae, the starting point of modern zoological nomenclature.
  • Marquis Gabriel de Lernay, a French officer captured during the Seven Years' War, establishes a military lodge in Berlin, with the help of Baron de Printzen, master of The Three Globes Lodge at Berlin, and Philipp Samuel Rosa, a disgraced former pastor.


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  5. ^ Stephen Feinstein, Captain Cook: Great Explorer of the Pacific (Enslow Publishers, 2010) p28
  6. ^ "Edwards, Jonathan", by Douglas A. Sweeney, in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) p770
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