1768 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1768
Ab urbe condita 2521
Armenian calendar 1217
Assyrian calendar 6518
Balinese saka calendar 1689–1690
Bengali calendar 1175
Berber calendar 2718
British Regnal year Geo. 3 – 9 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2312
Burmese calendar 1130
Byzantine calendar 7276–7277
Chinese calendar 丁亥(Fire Pig)
4464 or 4404
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4465 or 4405
Coptic calendar 1484–1485
Discordian calendar 2934
Ethiopian calendar 1760–1761
Hebrew calendar 5528–5529
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1824–1825
 - Shaka Samvat 1689–1690
 - Kali Yuga 4868–4869
Holocene calendar 11768
Igbo calendar 768–769
Iranian calendar 1146–1147
Islamic calendar 1181–1182
Japanese calendar Meiwa 5
Javanese calendar 1693–1694
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4101
Minguo calendar 144 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 300
Thai solar calendar 2310–2311
Tibetan calendar 阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
1894 or 1513 or 741
    — to —
(male Earth-Rat)
1895 or 1514 or 742
January 9: Philip Astley circus starts.

1768 (MDCCLXVIII) 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. As of the start of 1768, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






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  • The Petit Trianon, originally designed for Madame de Pompadour, is completed in the park of the Palace of Versailles, and inaugurated by Louis XV of France.
  • New Smyrna, Florida, the largest attempt at colonization by the British in the New World, is founded by Dr. Andrew Turnbull.
  • The Steller's sea cow, discovered on Bering Island in 1741, is driven to extinction.
  • The Complete Farmer: Or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, written by "A Society of Gentlemen", a group of members of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts in Britain, concludes publication in weekly numbers and is first published in book form.
  • Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Utbi, the ancestor of the Al Khalifa family, builts his castle, named Sabha in Zubarah, after an ancestral fort in central Arabia.The construction of the castle consolidated his rule and authority over Zubarah and neighboring tribes.
  • The Battle of Simaisma, fought in the village of Simaisma in Qatar, takes place after Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa of Zubarah refuses to pay taxes to Al Musalam clan who were the representatives of the Bani Khalid tribe in Qatar. The Battle of Simaisma, ended with victory for Shaikh Mohamed and the people of Zubarah, while the Al Musalam and their seat of power Al Howeila witnessed devastation and loss.




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