Centuries: 17th century - 18th century - 19th century
Decades: 1710s - 1720s - 1730s - 1740s - 1750s - 1760s - 1770s - 1780s - 1790s - 1800s years - 1810s
Years: 1764 - 1765 - 1766 - 1767 - 1768 - 1769 - 1770 - 1771 - 1772 - 1773 - 1774
March 16 - Louis Antoine de Bougainville returns from a three-year cruise.
April 13 - James Cook harbors Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus from there before the Sun.
May 8-9 - At Ponte Novu, the French defeat the army of the Republic of Corsica, led by Pasquale Paoli, and gain control of the island.
June 3 - The transit of Venus before the Sun.
August 18 - Gunpowder explosion in Brescia
October 7 - James Cook Harbor in New Zealand.
November 7 - A medical faculty is established at the University of Trnava, the beginning of organized medical training in Hungary.
November 25 - For the first time in Hungary, professional medical training starts in Eger with 10 students. After the establishment of the medical faculty in Trnava, it ceased to exist in 1771.
Topics of the year
1769 in the literature
1769 in Science
January 10 - Michel Ney, French Marshal during the Napoleonic Wars († 1815)
January 31 - French inventor André-Jacques Garnerin becomes the first to perform a successful parachute jump from a height with a stiffened parachute († 1823)
March 14 - József Kármán, writer, lawyer († 1795)
March 21 - Gábor Dayka, poet, priest, teacher († 1796)
March 29 - Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Prince of Dalmatia, French Marshal († 1851)
April 11 - Jean Lannes, Prince of Montebello, French Marshal († 1809)
April 14 - Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, French General during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars († 1799)
May 1 - Arthur Wellesley, British-Irish-British Commander-in-Chief, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom († 1852)
June 13 - Gaetano Savi Italian Botanist († 1844)
August 15 - Napoleon Bonaparte, General, Emperor of France from 1804 († 1821)
August 23 - Georges Cuvier, French zoologist, geologist, founder of comparative anatomy, pioneer of paleontology († 1832)
August 25 - Ignác Lederer, Imperial and Royal General († 1849)
August 25 - Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and traveler († 1859)
March 2 - Péter Bod, Reformed pastor, literary historian (* 1712)