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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1759 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1759
Ab urbe condita 2512
Armenian calendar 1208
Assyrian calendar 6509
Balinese saka calendar 1680–1681
Bengali calendar 1166
Berber calendar 2709
British Regnal year 32 Geo. 2 – 33 Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar 2303
Burmese calendar 1121
Byzantine calendar 7267–7268
Chinese calendar 戊寅(Earth Tiger)
4455 or 4395
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4456 or 4396
Coptic calendar 1475–1476
Discordian calendar 2925
Ethiopian calendar 1751–1752
Hebrew calendar 5519–5520
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1815–1816
 - Shaka Samvat 1680–1681
 - Kali Yuga 4859–4860
Holocene calendar 11759
Igbo calendar 759–760
Iranian calendar 1137–1138
Islamic calendar 1172–1173
Japanese calendar Hōreki 9
Javanese calendar 1684–1685
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4092
Minguo calendar 153 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 291
Thai solar calendar 2301–2302
Tibetan calendar 阳土虎年
(male Earth-Tiger)
1885 or 1504 or 732
    — to —
(female Earth-Rabbit)
1886 or 1505 or 733

1759 (MDCCLIX) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1759th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 759th year of the 2nd millennium, the 59th year of the 18th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1750s decade. As of the start of 1759, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. In Great Britain, this year was known as the Annus Mirabilis, because of British victories in the Seven Years' War.






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