1780 1781 1782 1783 1784
1760s 1770s - 1780s - 1790s 1800s
The 1780s decade ran from January 1, 1780, to December 31, 1789.
Politics and wars
- American Revolutionary War (1775–1783):
Prominent political events
- 1783: The first manned hot air balloon was invented in France.
- 1783: The first manned gas balloon invented in France.
Additional significant world-wide events
- King Louis XVI (France)
- King George III (Great Britain)
- Emperor Joseph II (Holy Roman Empire)
- Frederick II of Prussia, King of Prussia
- Frederick William II of Prussia, King of Prussia
- Pope Pius VI
- Empress Catherine II (Russia)
- King Charles III (Spain)
- King Charles IV (Spain)
- Shah Alam II (Mughal Empire)
- Madhav Rao II (Peshwa of the Marathas)
- Sultans of Mysore