1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday
- January 12 - The market of Van is burned and Armenian property is destroyed, by orders from the Turkish government.
- April 15 - creation of the Araratian Society in Constantinople
- November 12 - proclamation of the Midhat Constitution in Turkey
- February 19 - Isahak Alikhanyan, actor (d.1946)
- March 13 - Aram Zardaryan, active in the American workers' movement
- March 20 - Hrachia Ajaryan, linguist (d.1953)
- August 18 - Shooshanik Kiurghinyan, poet (d.1927)