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List of state leaders in 1762
- Neolin begins to preach.
- January 4 - Britain declares war on Spain & Naples
- July 17 - Catherine II becomes empress of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.
- Empress Go-Sakuramachi ascends to the throne of Japan
- British East India Company seizes the port city of Manila, Philippines from the Spaniards.
- May 19 - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, philosopher (+ 1814)
- August 12 - King George IV of the United Kingdom
- September 11 - Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet, dramatist (+ 1851)
- October 23 - Samuel Morey, American inventor
- January 5 - Elizabeth of Russia
- February 11 - Johann Tobias Krebs, composer.
- Emperor Momozono of Japan
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