Decades: 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s - 1750s - 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s
Years: 1753 1754 1755 1756 1757 - 1758 - 1759 1760 1761 1762 1763
July 8 - French and Indian War: French forces hold Fort Carillon against British at Ticonderoga, New York.
July 25 - French and Indian War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
November 25 - French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control.
December 25 - Halley's Comet appears
First European settlement in what is now Erie County by the French at the mouth of Buffalo Creek.
Pope Clement XIII ascends to papacy
Rudjer Boscovich publishes his atomic theory in Theoria philosophiae naturalis redacta ad unicam legem virium in nalura existentium
French and Indian War (1754-1763)
Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
April 28 - James Monroe, later 5th President of the United States.
May 6 - Maximilian Robespierre, French revolutionary.
September 29 - Horatio Nelson, British admiral.
October 16 - Noah Webster, American lexicographer.
Charles d'Abancourt, french statesman
Emperor Go-Momozono of Japan
Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii
December 5 - Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer
Pope Benedict XIV
China - Qianlong Emperor of China, Qing Dynasty (reigned from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796)
France - Louis XV King of France (reigned from 1715 to 1774)
Great Britain - George II King of Great Britain (reigned from June 11, 1727 to October 25, 1760)
Prussia - Frederick II King of Prussia (reigned from 1740 to 1786)
Russia - Elizabeth Empress of Russia (reigned from 1741 to January 5, 1762)
Saxony - Frederick Augustus II Elector of Saxony (from 1733 to 1763) (also King of Poland)
Sweden - Adolf Frederick of Sweden King of Sweden (reigned from 1751 to 1771)\n
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