What Happened in 1763

Significant Events

  • Feb 10 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • Feb 15 Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign 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

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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 John Casteret earl Granville, English premier, dies at 72
  • Jan 11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • Jan 27 John Theodor of Bavaria, prince-bishop of Liege/cardinal, dies
  • Jan 29 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), dies at 70
  • Feb 11 William Shenstone, English poet, dies at 48
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