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Seven Years' War
The Seven Years' War was a global military war between 1756 and 1763, involving most of the great powers of the time and affecting Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines...
Timeline of Events
1756
5.18.1756
The Seven Years' War begins when Great Britain declares war on France.
8.29.1756
Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War.
1757
6.18.1757
Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years' War.
11.5.1757
Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.
12.5.1757
Seven Years' War: Battle of Leuthen
1758
6.23.1758
Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld
6.30.1758
Seven Years' War: The Battle of Domstadtl takes place.
7.25.1758
Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
8.25.1758
Seven Years' War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
9.11.1758
Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years' War.
10.14.1758
Seven Years' War: Austria defeats Prussia at the Battle of Hochkirk
1759
8.1.1759
Seven Years' War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments.
9.13.1759
Battle of the Plains of Abraham: British defeat French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.
1760
8.15.1760
Seven Years' War: Battle of Liegnitz (1760)|Battle of Liegnitz
10.9.1760
Seven Years' War: Russian forces occupy Berlin.
1761
12.16.1761
Seven Years' War: After a four-month siege, the Russians under Pyotr Rumyantsev take the Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg.
1762
10.6.1762
Seven Years' War: conclusion of the Battle of Manila between Britain and Spain, which resulted in the British occupation of Manila for the rest of the war.