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|Centuries:||17th century – 18th century – 19th century|
|Decades:||1730s 1740s 1750s – 1760s – 1770s 1780s 1790s|
|Years:||1765 1766 1767 – 1768 – 1769 1770 1771|
|1768 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 1768 (MDCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1768
January - June
- January 9 - Philip Astley stages the first modern circus, with acrobats on galloping horses (London).
- May 10 - John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for the North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London
- May 15 - After the Treaty of Versailles, the island of Corsica is ceded by Genoa to France.
July - December
- The Petit Trianon, originally built for Madame de Pompadour, is achieved in the park of the Palace of Versailles and inaugurated by Louis XV.
- New Smyrna Beach, the largest attempt at colonization by the British in the New World is founded by Dr. Andrew Turnbull.
- Samuel Adams' circular letter was sent around the colonies.
- Secretary of State for colonies appointed in Britain.
- Massachusetts Assembly dissolved for refusing to assist collection of taxes.
- Boston citizens refuse to quarter British troops.
- Gurkhas conquer Nepal.
- First of the weekly numbers of the Encyclopædia Britannica are published; 100 are planned.
- Steller's sea cow, discovered on Bering Island in 1741, is driven to extinction.
- Louis XV of France appoints Rene de Maupeau as chancellor and orders him to crush the judicial opposition.
|Ab urbe condita||2521|
|British Regnal year||8 Geo. 3 – 9 Geo. 3|
|Chinese calendar|| 丁亥年十一月十二日
— to —戊子年十一月廿三日
|- Vikram Samvat||1824–1825|
|- Shaka Samvat||1690–1691|
|- Kali Yuga||4869–4870|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||768–769|
|Japanese calendar|| Meiwa 5
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||144 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2311|
- January 7 - Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples and Spain (d. 1844)
- January 28 - King Frederick VI of Denmark (d. 1839)
- February 12 - Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1835)
- February 13 - Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
- March 21 - Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1830)
- March 22 - Melesina Trench, Irish born writer and socialite (d. 1827)
- May 3 - Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (d. 1838)
- May 17 - Caroline of Brunswick, queen of George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1821)
- May 17 - Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (d. 1854)
- May 20 - Dolley Madison, First Lady of the United States (d. 1849)
- June 9 - Samuel Slater, American industrialist (d. 1835)
- July 27 - Charlotte Corday. French murderess of Jean-Paul Marat (d. 1793)
- August 6 - Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French marshal (d. 1813)
- September 4 - François-René de Chateaubriand, French writer and diplomat (d. 1848)
- October 2 - William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (d. 1854)
- November 18 - Zacharias Werner, German religious poet (d. 1823)
- November 21 - Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologian (d. 1834)
- February 1 - Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (b. 1685)
- February 2 - Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)
- February 8 - George Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695)
- February 17 - Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691)
- March 1 - Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (b. 1694)
- March 3 - Nicola Porpora, Italian composer (b. 1686)
- March 18 - Laurence Sterne, Irish writer (b. 1713)
- April 10 - Canaletto, Italian artist (b. 1697)
- April 29 - Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist (b. 1694)
- June 8 - Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German classical scholar and archaeologist (b. 1717)
- June 15 - James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710)
- June 19 - Benjamin Tasker, Provincial Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)
- July 6 - Conrad Beissel, German-born religious leader
- July 24 - Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
- August 3 - Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1693)
- August 17 (N. S.) - Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703)
- September 2 - Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703)
- October 1 - Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (b. 1687)
- October 28 - Michel Blavet, French flutist (b. 1700)
- October 31 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian composer (b. 1690)
- November 17 - Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1693)
- December 8 - Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter (b. 1702)
- December 20 - Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)