|Centuries:||17th century – 18th century – 19th century|
|Decades:||1720s 1730s 1740s – 1750s – 1760s 1770s 1780s|
|Years:||1749 1750 1751 – 1752 – 1753 1754 1755|
|1752 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature ( Poetry) – Music – Science|
|Countries: Canada – Great Britain –|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
Year 1752 (MDCCLII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar for European countries but not Great Britain) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1752
January - June
- January 1 - The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar. (Did not take place until September)
- February 11 - Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the US, is opened.
- March 23 - The Halifax Gazette, the first Canadian newspaper, is published.
- June 6 - Fire destroys 18,000 houses in Moscow.
- June 15 - Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity, using a kite and a key.
July - December
- September 1 - The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.
- September 3– September 13 inclusive - These dates were omitted from the calendar in Britain as part of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in the British Empire to correct the eleven day discrepancy between the Old Style and New Style dates.
- Adam Smith at the University of Glasgow transfers to professor of moral philosophy.
- English scientist Lord John Davies first observes what is later recognised as respiratory collapse.
|Ab urbe condita||2505|
|British Regnal year||25 Geo. 2 – 26 Geo. 2|
|Chinese calendar|| 辛未年十一月十五日
— to —壬申年十一月廿六日
|- Vikram Samvat||1808–1809|
|- Shaka Samvat||1674–1675|
|- Kali Yuga||4853–4854|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||752–753|
|Japanese calendar|| Hōreki 2
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||160 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2295|
- January 1 - Betsy Ross, American entrepreneur (died 1836)
- January 2 - Philip Morin Freneau, American poet (died 1832)
- January 23 - Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (died 1832)
- January 31 - Governor Morris, American diplomat and politician (died 1815)
- February 17 - Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German writer (died 1831)
- February 25 - John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (died 1806)
- April 21 - Humphry Repton, English garden designer (died 1818)
- May 11 - Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (died 1840)
- June 13 - Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (died 1840)
- July 7 - Joseph Marie Jacquard, French inventor (died 1834)
- August 13 - Queen Marie Caroline of Naples and Sicily (died 1814)
- September 18 - Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (died 1833)
- November 20 - Thomas Chatterton, English poet (died 1770)
- November 29 - Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (died 1819)
- date unknown - John Nash, English architect (died 1835)
- January 4 - Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (born 1704)
- January 16 - Francis Blomefield, English topographer (born 1705)
- February 9 - Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (born 1722)
- May 3 - Samuel Ogle, British provincial Governor of Maryland (born 1694)
- May 23 - William Bradford, British-born printer (born 1663)
- June 16
- Giulio Alberoni, Italian cardinal (born 1664)
- Joseph Butler, English priest and theologian (born 1692)
- June 21 - Old Briton, Piankashaw chieftain
- July 20 - Johann Christoph Pepusch, German composer (born 1667)
- July 29 - Peter Warren, British admiral (born 1703)
- August 22 - William Whiston, English mathematician (born 1667)
- November 5 - Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (born 1670)
- November 6 - Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (born 1685)
- date unknown - Jacopo Amigoni, Italian painter (born 1675)
|Most of Europe||Britain & Cols||Russia[?]|
|Saturday||1 January 1752||21 December 1751||21 December 1751|
|Wednesday||12 January 1752||1 January 1752||1 January 1751|
|Tuesday||4 April 1752||24 March 1752||24 March 1751|
|Wednesday||5 April 1752||25 March 1752||25 March 1752|
|Wednesday||13 September 1752||2 September 1752||2 September 1752|
|Thursday||14 September 1752||14 September 1752||3 September 1752|