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Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1740s  1750s  1760s  – 1770s –  1780s  1790s  1800s
Years: 1776 1777 177817791780 1781 1782
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1779 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1779
Ab urbe condita 2532
Armenian calendar 1228
Assyrian calendar 6529
Bengali calendar 1186
Berber calendar 2729
British Regnal year 19 Geo. 3 – 20 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2323
Burmese calendar 1141
Byzantine calendar 7287–7288
Chinese calendar 戊戌(Earth Dog)
4475 or 4415
    — to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
4476 or 4416
Coptic calendar 1495–1496
Discordian calendar 2945
Ethiopian calendar 1771–1772
Hebrew calendar 5539–5540
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1835–1836
 - Shaka Samvat 1701–1702
 - Kali Yuga 4880–4881
Holocene calendar 11779
Igbo calendar 779–780
Iranian calendar 1157–1158
Islamic calendar 1192–1193
Japanese calendar An'ei 8
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4112
Minguo calendar 133 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2321–2322

1779 (MDCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Friday (dominical letter C) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Julian calendar, the 1779th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 779th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 18th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1770s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1779 is 11 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929.



Benedict Arnold


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Portrait of Captain James Cook, by Nathaniel Dance

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Further reading

  • John Blair; J. Willoughby Rosse (1856). "1779". Blair's Chronological Tables. London: H.G. Bohn – via Hathi Trust.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>