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|Centuries:||17th century – 18th century – 19th century|
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|Years:||1770 1771 1772 1773 1774 1775 1776 1777 1778 1779|
|Categories:|| Births – Deaths – Architecture|
Establishments – Disestablishments
- United States Declaration of Independence ratified by the Continental Congress (July 4, 1776). The document was drafted by a committee consisting of representatives John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Roger Sherman of Connecticut.
- Abol Fath Khan ascends to the throne of Persia as the second Shah of the Zand dynasty in 1779.
- Emperor Ch'ien Lung (China)
- King Christian VII (Denmark and Norway)
- King George III of Great Britain and the Prince-elector of Hanover
- Maria Theresa of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Bohemia and Hungary
- Frederick II of Prussia, King of Prussia
- Empress Catherine II (Russia)
- King Charles III (Spain)
- King Louis XV (France)
- King Louis XVI (France)
- Emperor Go-Momozono (Japan)