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What Happened in 1763

Important Events in 1763

  • Feb 10 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • Feb 15 Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign the Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years' War
  • Oct 7 George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement

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World Leaders in 1763

Would You Believe?

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

On June 2, 1763

Famous Weddings in 1763


Famous People Who Died in 1763

  • Jan 2 John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville (C) & English chief minister (1722-42), dies at 72
  • Jan 11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • Jan 27 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Li├Ęge, dies at 59
  • Jan 29 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), dies at 70
  • Feb 11 William Shenstone, English poet, dies at 48

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