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  • Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus)Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus) (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1751 till 1795 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • The HM Bark Endeavour expedition under Captain James Cook sets sail from England.
  • The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
  • Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
Weather

The temperature on February 15, 1768 was about 5.0 °C. There was 48 mm of rainWind direction mainly east by south. Weather type: regen .

Source: KNMI (weather station Zwanenburg/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from February 15, 1768 at Delpher

Born on February 15
Died on February 15

Names that were popular for boys in 1768
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Pieter
  • Joannes
  • Hendrik
  • Johannes
  • Petrus
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Jacobus
  • Jean
  • Johann
  • Dirk
  • Klaas
Names that were popular for girls in 1768
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Johanna
  • Joanna
  • Marie
  • Cornelia
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Trijntje
  • Grietje
  • Adriana
  • Aaltje
  • Neeltje
  • Antje
  • Jannetje