1762 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1762
Ab urbe condita 2515
Armenian calendar 1211
Assyrian calendar 6512
Balinese saka calendar 1683–1684
Bengali calendar 1169
Berber calendar 2712
British Regnal year Geo. 3 – 3 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2306
Burmese calendar 1124
Byzantine calendar 7270–7271
Chinese calendar 辛巳(Metal Snake)
4458 or 4398
    — to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
4459 or 4399
Coptic calendar 1478–1479
Discordian calendar 2928
Ethiopian calendar 1754–1755
Hebrew calendar 5522–5523
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1818–1819
 - Shaka Samvat 1683–1684
 - Kali Yuga 4862–4863
Holocene calendar 11762
Igbo calendar 762–763
Iranian calendar 1140–1141
Islamic calendar 1175–1176
Japanese calendar Hōreki 12
Javanese calendar 1687–1688
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4095
Minguo calendar 150 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 294
Thai solar calendar 2304–2305
Tibetan calendar 阴金蛇年
(female Iron-Snake)
1888 or 1507 or 735
    — to —
(male Water-Horse)
1889 or 1508 or 736

1762 (MDCCLXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1762nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 762nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 18th century, and the 3rd year of the 1760s decade. As of the start of 1762, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.




  • April 2 – A powerful earthquake along the border between modern-day Bangladesh and Myanmar causes a tsunami in the Bay of Bengal that kills at least 200 people.[6]
  • April 5 – France issues a new ordinance requiring all black and mixed-race Frenchmen to register their identity information with the offices of the Admiralty Court, upon the advice of Guillaume Poncet de la Grave, adviser to King Louis XV. The new rule, which requires both free and enslaved blacks and mulattoes to list data including their age, surname, purpose for which they are residing in France, whether they have been baptized as Christians, where they emigrated from in Africa and the name of the ship upon which they arrived. Previously, the Declaration of 1738 required slave-owners to register their slaves, but placed no requirement on free people.[7]
  • May 5 (April 24 O.S.) – The Treaty of Saint Petersburg ends the war between Russia and Prussia, and returns all of Russia's territorial conquests to the Germans.[8]
  • May 22 – The Treaty of Hamburg takes Sweden out of the war against Prussia.[8]
  • May 26 – Dissatisfied with the progress of the French and Indian War, King George III dismisses his Prime Minister, the Duke of Newcastle, and replaces him with his son's tutor, Tory politician John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. The Bute ministry lasts less than a year before Stuart's dismissal in 1763.
  • May 31Marco Foscarini becomes the new Doge of the Republic of Venice after the death of Francesco Loredan, who had administered the Republic for 10 years.
  • June 8 – Cherokee Indian war chief Ostenaco and his two aides, Standing Turkey (Cunneshote) and Pouting Pigeon, are received by King George III. They had arrived three days earlier at Plymouth on the British frigate Epreuvre as guests of the Timberlake Expedition of Henry Timberlake, to discuss terms of peace with the British government.[9]
  • June 24Battle of Wilhelmsthal: The Anglo-Hanoverian army of Ferdinand of Brunswick defeats the French forces in Westphalia. The British commander Lord Granby distinguishes himself.



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  1. ^ "Historical Events for Year 1762 | OnThisDay.com". Historyorb.com. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Christopher Hull, British Diplomacy and US Hegemony in Cuba, 1898-1964 (Springer, 2013)
  3. ^ Ronald Schechter, A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France (University of Chicago Press, 2018) p64
  4. ^ Alison Fortier, A History Lover's Guide to New York City (Arcadia Publishing, 2016) p135
  5. ^ James Melvin Lee, History of American Journalism (Houghton Mifflin, 1917) p66
  6. ^ Anjan Kundu, Tsunami and Nonlinear Waves (Springer, 2007) p299
  7. ^ Sue Peabody, "There are No Slaves in France": The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime (Oxford University Press, 1996) pp73-75
  8. ^ a b A. W. Ward, et al., eds., The Cambridge Modern History, Volume 6: The Eighteenth Century (The Macmillan Company, 1909) p298
  9. ^ William R. Reynolds, Jr., The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries (McFarland, 2015) p108
  10. ^ S. M. Dubnow and I. Friedlander, History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, from the Earliest Times Until the Present Day (Jewish Publication Society of America, 1916) p260
  11. ^ Bruce F. Pauley, Pioneering History on Two Continents: An Autobiography (Potomac Books, 2014) p2

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