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Year 1769 (MDCCLXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day earlier Julian calendar).

Events of 1769


  • Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot demonstrates a steam-powered artillery tractor (see drawing) in Francemarker.
  • Famine in Bengalmarker kills 10 million people, a third of the population, in the worst natural disaster in human history (in terms of lives lost).
  • The Maharajah of Mysore forces the British to agree a treaty of mutual assistance in view of the famine, but the British East India Company increases its demands on the Bengali people to keep profits up.

Ongoing events

San Diego mission


See also :Category: 1769 births.


See also :Category: 1769 deaths.

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