1763 in history

1763 events chronologically

Feb 10 French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain
May 7 Pontiac's War begins with Pontiac's attempt to seize Fort Detroit from the British
May 9 The Siege of Fort Detroit begins during Pontiac's War against British forces
May 18 Fire destroys a large part of Montreal
Jun 2 Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort
Jul 31 Odawa Chief Pontiac's forces defeat British troops at the Battle of Bloody Run during Pontiac's War
Aug 5 Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run: British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run

Top 7 most famous people born in 1763

Jan 26 Charles XIV John of Sweden King of Sweden and King of Norway from 1818 until his death and served as de facto regent and head of state from 1810 to 1818. When he became Swedish royalty, he had also been the Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo in Southern Italy from 1806 until 1810 , but then stopped using that title
Mar 21 Jean Paul a German Romantic writer, best known for his humorous novels and stories.
May 7 Józef Poniatowski a Polish leader, general, minister of war and army chief, acting Prime Minister of Poland and a Marshal of the French Empire.
Jun 20 Wolfe Tone regarded as the father of Irish republicanism. He was captured by British forces at Lough Swilly in Donegal and taken prisoner. Before he was to be executed, it is believed that Wolfe Tone attempted suicide. He subsequently died from mortal wounds eight days afterwards, thus avoiding being hanged as a convicted traitor to the British Crown for his involvement in the 1798 Irish Rebellion
Jun 23 Joséphine de Beauharnais the first wife of Napoleon I, and thus the first Empress of the French.
Jul 17 John Jacob Astor a German-born American businessman, merchant, fur trader, and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in America. He emigrated to England as a teenager and worked as a musical instrument manufacturer
Aug 16 Prince Frederick Duke of York and Albany the second eldest child and second son of King George III of the United Kingdom and a member of the House of Hanover. From the death of his father in 1820 until his own death in 1827, he was the heir presumptive to his elder brother, King George IV, both to the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Hanover

Top 7 most famous people died in 1763

Jan 2 John Carteret 2nd Earl Granville a British statesman and Lord President of the Council from 1751 to 1763; effectively leader of the country when Spencer Compton was Prime Minister.
Feb 12 Pierre de Marivaux a French novelist and dramatist.
Apr 18 Marie-Josephte Corriveau one of the most popular figures in Québécois folklore. She lived in New France, and was sentenced to death by a British court martial for the murder of her second husband, was hanged for it and her body hanged in chains. Her story has become legendary in Quebec, and she is the subject of numerous books and plays
Jul 11 Peter Forsskål a Swedish explorer, orientalist, naturalist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus.
Oct 5 Augustus III of Poland King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1734 until 1763, as well as Elector of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire from 1733 until 1763 where he was known as Frederick Augustus II.
Nov 27 Princess Isabella of Parma the daughter of Infante Felipe of Spain, Duke of Parma and his wife Louise Elisabeth, eldest daughter of Louis XV of France and Maria Leszczyńska. Her paternal grandparents were Philip V of Spain and his second wife, Elisabeth of Parma
Dec 23 Antoine François Prévost a French author and novelist.