Centuries: 17th century - 18th century - 19th century
Decades: 1710s - 1720s - 1730s - 1740s - 1750s - 1760s - 1770s - 1780s - 1790s - 1800s years - 1810s
Years: 1757 - 1758 - 1759 - 1760 - 1761 - 1762 - 1763 - 1764 - 1765 - 1766 - 1767
Fixed date events
June 28 - Palace Revolution overthrows III. Peter Tsar of Russia.
Events of indefinite date
Queen Maria Theresa of Hungary makes it the duty of the county chief physicians to examine the mineral and medicinal waters belonging to their district and to report on them.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract and Emil or About Education are published.
Themes of the year
1762 in the literature
1762 in science
March 30 - Ferenc Pethe, journalist, economic journalist († 1832)
April 13 - Hermenegildo Galeana, Mexican Independence Fighter († 1814)
April 29 - Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Count, French Marshal († 1833)
May 19 - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher († 1814)
September 20 - Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, French Classicist Architect and Sculptor († 1853)
December 2 - Imre Festetics, Hungarian lord, geneticist († 1847)
April 7 - Pietro Guarneri, Italian instrument maker (* 1695)
September 2 - Paul Troger, Austrian Rococo painter (* 1698)
September 17 - Francesco Geminiani, Italian composer, violinist and music writer (* 1687)
September 18 - Dávid Sárkány, Reformed pastor, teacher of the Sárospatak Reformed College (* 1700)