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|Centuries:||17th century – 18th century – 19th century|
|Decades:||1730s 1740s 1750s – 1760s – 1770s 1780s 1790s|
|Years:||1761 1762 1763 – 1764 – 1765 1766 1767|
|1764 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 1764 (MDCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1764
January - June
- January 7 - Siculicidium: the Massacre at Madéfalva ( Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary) where hundreds of innocent Székely people were murdered by the Austrians.
- January 19 - John Wilkes is expelled from the United Kingdom House of Commons for seditious libel.
- February 15 - The American city of St. Louis is established.
- April 6 - The Sugar Act is passed.
- June 21 - The English-language Quebec Gazette is established in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. As of 2005, it is the oldest surviving newspaper in North America.
- June 29 - A Level 5 tornado in Woldegk, Germany.
July - December
- September 7 - Stanisław August Poniatowski was elected as the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- October - The Battle of Buxar was a significant battle fought between the forces under the command of the British East India Company on the one side, and the combined armies of Mir Kasim, the Nawab of Bengal, the Nawab of Awadh, and Shah Alam II, the Mughal Emperor.
- November 9 - Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
- November 16 - Chief Pontiac surrenders to the British.
- The Royal Colony of North Carolina establishes a new county from the eastern portion of Granville County and names it Bute County for John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, who had recently resigned his post as Prime Minister of Great Britain. In 1779 the State of North Carolina abolishes the county when it forms Warren County from the northern portion and Franklin County from the southern portion.
- French government withdraws the wartime taxes.
- War of the Regulation (1764-1771).
|Ab urbe condita||2517|
|British Regnal year||4 Geo. 3 – 5 Geo. 3|
|Chinese calendar|| 癸未年十一月廿八日
— to —甲申年十二月初九日
|- Vikram Samvat||1820–1821|
|- Shaka Samvat||1686–1687|
|- Kali Yuga||4865–4866|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||764–765|
|Japanese calendar|| Hōreki 14 Meiwa 1
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||148 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2307|
- February 11 - Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (d. 1811)
- March 13 - Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1845)
- April 3 - John Abernethy, English surgeon (d. 1831)
- April 13 - Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (d. 1830)
- May 5 - Robert Craufurd, British general (d. 1812)
- May 26 - Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (d. 1836)
- June 21 - Sidney Smith, British admiral (d. 1840)
- August 13 - Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1813)
- December 7 - Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, Marshal of France (d. 1841)
- Birth of Heathcliff from Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.
- March 6 - Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (born 1690)
- March 17 - George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, English astronomer (born c. 1696)
- March 30 - Pietro Locatelli, Italian composer (born 1695)
- April 15 - Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (born 1721)
- April 17 - Johann Mattheson, German composer (born 1681)
- May 3 - Francesco Algarotti, Italian philosopher (born 1712)
- June 29 - Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (born 1693)
- July 7 - William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician (born 1683)
- July 16 - Tsar Ivan VI (murdered in prison) (born 1740)
- July 23 - Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (born 1703)
- September 2 - Nathaniel Bliss, English Astronomer Royal (born 1700)
- September 12 - Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (born 1683)
- September 23 - Robert Dodsley, English writer (born 1703)
- September 26 - Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (born 1676)
- October 2 - William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- October 23 - Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (born 1683)
- November 20 - Christian Goldbach, Prussian mathematician (born 1690)