Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
On September 11, 1773
- Jan 4 Anton Losenko, Russian painter (b. 1737)
- Jan 21 Alexis Piron, French writer (b. 1689)
- Feb 20 Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71
- Mar 1 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch historian, dies at 63
- Mar 1 Luigi Vanvitelli, [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72