Events and Trends
- King George III ascends the British throne. The Seven Years' War 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 Americann colonies.
- Science and Technology - development of the steam engine continues apace.
- Louis XV King of France (king from 1715 to 1774)