1759 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.
|1759 in various calendars|
|Ab urbe condita||2512|
|Balinese saka calendar||1680–1681|
|British Regnal year||32 Geo. 2 – 33 Geo. 2|
|Chinese calendar||戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
4455 or 4395
— to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4456 or 4396
|- Vikram Samvat||1815–1816|
|- Shaka Samvat||1680–1681|
|- Kali Yuga||4859–4860|
|Japanese calendar||Hōreki 9
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||153 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2301–2302|
1885 or 1504 or 732
— to —
1886 or 1505 or 733
The first life insurance company in America was organized in 1759 under the corporate title 'The Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers, and of the Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers'.
the first precision watch and considered by many today as the most important timekeeper ever.