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1762
      
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Published The Social Contract
One of the important sources in the development of the American Constitution
1762
      
Treaty of Fontainebleau
A secret agreement whereby France cedes Louisiana to Spain.
1762
      
Treaty of Hamburg
Between Prussia and Sweden after Russia breaks its alliance with Prussia.
1762
      
Treaty of Saint Petersburg
Ends the Seven Years War between Russia and Prussia.
Empress Catherine II
   reigned from   
1762-1796
Catherine the Great also known as the "philosopher on the throne"
Emperor Peter III
   lifespan was   
1728-1762
Founder of the Holstein-Gottorp line of the Romanov House which held the throne until 1917
1762-1764
   the Astronomer Royal was   
Nathaniel Bliss
Duke of Newcastle
   was U.K. Prime Minister from   
1757-1762
Whig
Empress Elizabeth
   reigned from   
1741-1762
Took Russia into the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War.
Tsar Peter III
   reigned from   
1762-1762
Very unpopular leader. Was supposedly assassinated as a result of a conspiracy lead by his wife - Catherine II.
1742-1762
   the Astronomer Royal was   
James Bradley
Earl of Bute
   was U.K. Prime Minister from   
1762-1763
Tory, John Stuart was educated at Eton






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