On This Day

What Happened in February 1763

Historical Events

  • Feb 10 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • Feb 12 John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Thomas Campbell, founder (Church of Disciples in America)
  • Feb 3 Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author
  • Feb 9 Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
  • Feb 14 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general, born in Morlaix, Brittany, France (d. 1813)
  • Feb 20 Adalbert Gyrowetz [Vojtěch Jírovec], Bohemian composer (Robert oder die Prüfung), born in České Budějovice, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1850) [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 11 William Shenstone, English poet, dies at 48
  • Feb 12 Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (b. 1688)