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Year 1760 (MDCCLX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1760
January - June
- January 9 - Afghans defeat Marathas in Battle of Barari Ghat.
- January 28 -- Benning Wentworth creates the New Hampshire Grant of Pownal, Vermont.
- February 27 - Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: Cherokee natives allied with French forces attack a North Carolina militia stationed at Fort Dobbs in the western part of the province. The attack is repelled by the militia.
- March 20 - The "Great Fire" of Boston destroys 349 buildings.
- June 4 - Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia Canada taken from the Acadians.
July - December
- July 8 - Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche: British defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
- July 19 - A formal request is made to the Spanish government as to allow the founding of the later city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
- July 31 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Warburg: The Anglo-Hanoverian army of Ferdinand of Brunswick storms Warburg, with a heroic role being played by the English commander Lord Granby.
- August 30 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Legnica: By a series of brilliant maneuvers, Frederick the Great manages to defeat the Austrian army of Marshal Laudon before it can unite with that of Marshal Daun.
- August 21 - The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.
- 18 September - The town (later city) of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is founded.
- October 9 - Russian troops enter Berlin, but soon withdraw.
- October 16 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Kloster-Kamp: Ferdinand of Brunswick is beaten back from the Rhine by a French army.
- October 25 - Death of George II of Great Britain. His grandson George III ascends to the throne.
- November 3 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Torgau: In another extremely hard battle Frederick defeats Daun's Austrians, who withdraw across the Elbe.
- Abu Dhabi is founded. (Approximate date)
- Tacky's rebellion occurs in Jamaica.
- Publication of Dr. James Fordyce's two-volume compendium Sermons for Young Women.
- The dockyards of Portsmouth catch fire.
|Ab urbe condita||2513|
|Bahá'í calendar||-84 – -83|
— to —4397/4457-11-25
|Coptic calendar||1476 – 1477|
|Ethiopian calendar||1752 – 1753|
|Hebrew calendar||5520 – 5521|
|- Vikram Samvat||1815 – 1816|
|- Shaka Samvat||1682 – 1683|
|- Kali Yuga||4861 – 4862|
|Iranian calendar||1138 – 1139|
|Islamic calendar||1173 – 1174|
|Japanese calendar|| Hōreki 10
|Thai solar calendar||2303|
- January 3 - John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (died 1835)
- March 1 - François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French Revolutionary leader (suicide) (died 1794)
- March 10 - Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Spanish dramatist, translator and neoclassical poet (died 1828)
- April 30 - Joseph Souham, French general (died 1837)
- May 10 - Johann Peter Hebel, German poet (died 1826)
- May 28 - Alexandre, Vicomte de Beauharnais, French politician and general (died 1794)
- June 12 - Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai, French novelist, playwright, journalist, politician, and diplomat (died 1797)
- August 22 - Pope Leo XII (died 1829)
- September 14 - Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer (died 1842)
- October 27 - August von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (died 1831)
- December 17 - Deborah Sampson, first American female soldier (died 1827)
- date unknown - Louise Françoise Contat, French actress (died 1813)
- probable - Lemuel Francis Abbott, English portrait painter (died 1802)
- April 10 - Jean Lebeuf, French historian (born 1687)
- May 5 - Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (hanged) (born 1720)
- May 9 - Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (born 1700)
- May 15 - Alaungpaya, King of Burma (born 1711)
- May 22 - Israel ben Elie5544er, Polish-born mystical rabbi (born 1700)
- June 13 - Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (born March 27, 1696)
- July 13 - Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Iroquois Confederacy (born 1696)
- September 11 - Louis Godin, French astronomer (born 1704)
- October 15 - Nicolas d'Assas, a captain of the French regiment of Auvergne (b. 1733)
- October 25 - King George II of Great Britain (born 1683)