Centuries: 17th century - 18th century - 19th century
Decades: 1720s - 1730s - 1740s - 1750s - 1760s - 1770s - 1780s - 1790s - 1800s - 1810s years - 1820s
Years: 1766 - 1767 - 1768 - 1769 - 1770 - 1771 - 1772 - 1773 - 1774 - 1775 - 1776
Fixed date events
June 21 - The Holy Right Relic, triggered by Maria Theresa from the Dominicans of Dubrovnik, is solemnly handed over to the English ladies for preservation in Buda.
July 20 - Maria Theresa issues the Illyrian regulation regulating the legal status of Serbs in Hungary.
Events of indefinite date
Jakab Winterl, professor of chemistry and botany, founds the predecessor of the Budapest Herb Garden in Trnava.
István Küzmics publishes the Nouvi Zákon, the Vendian translation of the New Testament, in Halle.
Dániel Tersztyánszky launches the Allergnädigst privilegirte Anzeigen magazine for Hungarian readers, published in Vienna until 1776.
Themes of the year
1771 in the literature
1771 in science
February 13 - József Dessewffy, Ambassador to Parliament, Table Judge of several counties, Member of the Board and Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences († 1843)
April 15 - Karl Philipp zu Schwarzenberg, Prince of Austria, Imperial-Royal General, Commander-in-Chief of the Coalition Force against Napoleon in the Battle of the Peoples († 1820)
August 14 - Walter Scott, Scottish poet, writer († 1832)
September 5 - Archduke Charles, Royal Prince of Hungary and the Czech Republic, Imperial General, Major Commander of the Napoleonic Wars, War Organizer, Military Specialist, First Prince of Teschen, 54th Grand Master of the German Knights from 1801 to 1804 († 1847)
September 23 - Emperor Kókaku of Japan († 1840)
October 13 - Johann Fischer von Waldheim, German anatomist, entomologist and paleontologist († 1853)
October 27 - Johann Gottlieb Graun, German Baroque composer, brother of Carl Heinrich Graun (* 1703)
December 1 - Antal Grassalkovich, Royal Person, President of the Chamber, Confederate of Maria Theresa (* 1694)
December 26 - Helvetic, French philosopher, encyclopedist (* 1715)