1763 in Great Britain

Events from the year 1763 in the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Incumbents

*Monarch - George III of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister - John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Tory (to 8 April), George Grenville, Whig

Events

* 10 February - Seven Years' War/French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Canada to Great Britain.cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006]
* 1 March - Charles Townshend becomes President of the Board of Trade in the British government.
* May - George Grenville becomes 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 Rebellion begins when Chief Pontiac leads an attack on the British garrison at Fort Detroit.
* 2 June - Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by 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 Bouquet defeat American Indians in the Pennsylvania backcountry.
* 7 October - Royal Proclamation of 1763 is 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 Bayes formulates 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)] ]

Undated

* Forces of the British East India Company defeat and depose Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal.
* Josiah Wedgwood receives 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]

Births

* 9 March - William Cobbett, journalist and author (died 1835)
* Mary Berry, writer (died 1852)

Deaths

* 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)

References

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