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Year 1767 (MDCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1767
January - June
- January 1 - Nautical Almanac for the first time gives mariners the means to find their longitude while at sea, using tables of lunar distances.
- January 9 - William Tryon, governor of the Royal Colony of North Carolina, signs a contract with architect John Hawks to build Tryon Palace; a lavish Georgian style governor's mansion on the New Bern waterfront.
- June 19 - Jean Chastel kills the infamous Beast of Gévaudan by firing 2 silver bullets at it because he thought it was a werewolf. The Beast's Reign of Terror began in 1764.
- June 18 - Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sighted Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
- June 29 - The Townshend Acts are passed by British Parliament, placing a tax on common products, such as lead, paper, paint, glass, and tea.
July - December
- July 3 - Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
- July 3 - Norway's oldest newspaper, still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date).
- August 26 - Construction begins on Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. The construction proves more expensive than initially expected, leading the government to increase local taxes. This stirs resentment among some North Carolinians and helps prolong the War of the Regulation.
- The Burmese army captures the Thai capital of Ayutthaya, and destroys the city.
- North Carolina woodsman Daniel Boone goes through the Cumberland Gap and reaches Kentucky - in defiance of a decree from King George III. He discovers a rich hunting ground, contested by several Native American tribes.
- American Whalers venture into the Antarctic for the first time, and begin to commercially exploit it.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau settles in England.
- First known competition of winter sport biathlon takes place, in Norway.
- The final volume of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne is published.
- Mozart completes his first true opera, Apollo et Hyacinthus.
- The term "fine art" is first used.
- Suppression of the Society of Jesus occurs in the Spanish Empire.
- Construction begins on the Putuo Zongcheng Temple complex in Chengde, China, under the reign of the Qianlong Emperor.
|Ab urbe condita||2520|
|Bahá'í calendar||-77 – -76|
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|Coptic calendar||1483 – 1484|
|Ethiopian calendar||1759 – 1760|
|Hebrew calendar||5527 – 5528|
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|Thai solar calendar||2310|
- January 1 - Maria Edgeworth, Irish novelist (died 1849)
- March 15 - Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (died 1845)
- March 25 - Joachim Murat, French marshal and King of Naples (died 1815)
- April 25 - Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (died 1847)
- May 12 - Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (died 1851)
- July 4 - Kyokutei Bakin, Japanese author (died 1848)
- July 11 - John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (died 1848)
- July 28 - James A. Bayard (elder), U.S. Senator from Delaware (died 1815)
- September 20 - José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Brazilian composer (died 1830)
- October 25 - Benjamin Constant, Swiss writer (died 1830)
- November 22 - Andreas Hofer, Austrian national hero (died 1810)
- date unknown - Bernhard Meyer, German physician and ornithologist (died 1836)
- date unknown - Black Hawk, Sac Indian Chief (died 1837)
- January 7 - Thomas Clap, first president of Yale University (born 1703)
- January 22 - Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minerologist and geologist (born 1719)
- March 7 - Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer and Governor of Louisiana (born 1680)
- April 7 - Franz Sparry, composer (born 1715)
- June 25 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer (born 1681)
- September 4 - Charles Townshend, English politician (born 1725)
- December 1 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (born 1710)
- December 22 - John Newbery, English publisher (born 1713)
- date unknown - Firmin Abauzit, French scientist (born 1679)