On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1762

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

Catherine II becomes tsarina of Russia following the murder of Peter III

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Famous Deaths

  • Peter III, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34
1762 Highlights

About July 17, 1762

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 258 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer