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- February 23 – First performance of Handel's Orlando, in London
- June 9 – James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia.
- December 7 – The original Covent Garden Theatre Royal (now the Royal Opera House) is opened
- Genoa regains Corsica
- 139 members of the Paris Parlement are exiled by order of the King, but are eventually triumphant over the Crown, and secure their recall in December
- Cobalt discovered
- February 22 - George Washington, first President of the United States
- April 5 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist
- April 13 - Frederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782
- December 6 - Warren Hastings, first Governor-General of India
- Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer