Decades: 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s - 1770s - 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s
Years: 1766 1767 1768 1769 1770 - 1771 - 1772 1773 1774 1775 1776
January 22 - Spain cedes the Falkland Islands to England.
July 17 - Massacre at Bloody Falls: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee traveling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his arctic overland journey, massacre a group of unsuspecting Inuit.
September 8 - In California, Fathers Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera found Mission San Gabriel Arcangel in what is now San Gabriel, California.
Discovery of Oxygen.
The territory of Baden-Baden is inherited by the Margrave of Baden-Durlach, forming Baden.
Emperor Go-Momozono ascends to the throne of Japan
June 5 - Prince Ernest Augustus of Great Britain, fifth son of King George III, later King of Hanover
August 14 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet.
September 5 - Archduke Charles of Austria, third son of Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Tuscany, general and statesman
October 9 - Duke Frederick William of Brunswick
Emperor Kokaku of Japan
July 30 - Thomas Gray, English poet and letter-writer (* 1716)
Augustus George of Baden-Baden
Heads of states
China - Qianlong Emperor of China, Qing Dynasty (reigned from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796)
France - Louis XV King of France (1715-1774)
Holy See - Clement XIV pope (1769-1774)
Prussia - Frederick II King of Prussia (1740-1786)
Spain - Charles III King of Spain (1759-1788)
Adolf Frederick King of Sweden (1751-1771)
Gustav III King of Sweden (1771-1792)\n