| Centuries: |
17th century – 18th century – 19th century
| Decades: |
1730s 1740s 1750s – 1760s – 1770s 1780s 1790s
1760 1761 1762 1763 1764 1765 1766 1767 1768 1769
Events and Trends
- King George III ascends the British throne in 1760. The Seven Years' War (1756 – 1763) comes to an end and France cedes Canada to Britain, yet criticism of the government grows, led by the controversial figure of John Wilkes. Meanwhile, unrest begins to make itself felt in Britain's American colonies.
- Science and Technology – development of the steam engine continues apace.