Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.
On January 9, 1768
- Jan 7 Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples (d. 1844)
- Jan 10 James Varicick, 1st AME Zion Bishop
- Jan 28 Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
- Feb 4 Maurits C van Hall, Dutch ruler of Heicop & Boeicop, lawyer/politician
- Feb 12 Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)