1763 in Great Britain
Events from the year
1763in the Kingdom of Great Britain.
George III of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister -
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Tory(to 8 April), George Grenville, Whig
10 February- Seven Years' War/ French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and Francecedes Canadato Great Britain.cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006]
1 March- Charles Townshendbecomes President of the Board of Tradein the British government.
* May -
George Grenvillebecomes Prime Minister following the resignation of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=322]
9 May- Pontiac's Rebellionbegins when Chief Pontiacleads an attack on the British garrison at Fort Detroit.
2 June- Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinacby diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
5 August- Pontiac's Rebellion: at the Battle of Bushy Run, British forces led by Henry Bouquetdefeat American Indians in the Pennsylvaniabackcountry.
7 October- Royal Proclamation of 1763is made by George III.
* November - Parliament decides that
John Wilkes' article in " The North Briton" — criticising George III's speech in praise of the Treaty of Paris — is a seditious libel.
24 November- Thomas Bayesformulates Bayes's theorem. [ [http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/letter.pdf A Letter from the Late Reverend Mr. Thomas Bayes, F.R.S. to John Canton, M.A. and F.R.S. (PDF)] ]
* Forces of the
British East India Companydefeat and depose Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal.
Josiah Wedgwoodreceives orders for his pottery from Queen Charlotte. He names his range of pottery "Queen's Ware" after her. [cite web|url=http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/icons-timeline/1750-1800|title=Icons, a portrait of England 1750-1800|accessdate=2007-08-25]
22 January- John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, statesman (born 1690)
11 February- William Shenstone, poet (born 1714)
3 May- George Psalmanazar, impostor (born c. 1679)
21 August- Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, statesman (born 1710)
26 September- John Byrom, English poet (born 1692)
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