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Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1750s  1760s  1770s  – 1780s –  1790s  1800s  1810s
Years: 1783 1784 178517861787 1788 1789
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1786 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1786
Ab urbe condita 2539
Armenian calendar 1235
Assyrian calendar 6536
Bengali calendar 1193
Berber calendar 2736
British Regnal year 26 Geo. 3 – 27 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2330
Burmese calendar 1148
Byzantine calendar 7294–7295
Chinese calendar 乙巳(Wood Snake)
4482 or 4422
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4483 or 4423
Coptic calendar 1502–1503
Discordian calendar 2952
Ethiopian calendar 1778–1779
Hebrew calendar 5546–5547
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1842–1843
 - Shaka Samvat 1708–1709
 - Kali Yuga 4887–4888
Holocene calendar 11786
Igbo calendar 786–787
Iranian calendar 1164–1165
Islamic calendar 1200–1201
Japanese calendar Tenmei 6
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4119
Minguo calendar 126 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2328–2329

1786 (MDCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (dominical letter A) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D) of the Julian calendar, the 1786th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 786th year of the 2nd millennium, the 86th year of the 18th century, and the 7th year of the 1780s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1786 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.




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Further reading

  • John Blair; J. Willoughby Rosse (1856). "1786". Blair's Chronological Tables. London: H.G. Bohn – via Hathi Trust.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>