The year of 1771 CE.

A few happenings from 1771:

  • January 9th — Emperor Go-Momozono accedes the throne of Japan
  • April 4th — Moscow and Saint Petersburg sees a surge in cases of bubonic plague
  • August 15th — Sir Walter Scott (author of Waverley, Ivanhoe, and Rob Roy, among others) is born
  • September 15th — the Moscow Plague Riots begin
  • September 17th — Tobias Smollet (author of Roderick Random) dies
This time is part of the 18th Century.

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