What Happened In History Year 1746

Historical Events for the Year 1746

  • 8th January » Jacobite Rising of 1745 called Second Jacobite Rising: Charles Edward Stuart or Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
  • 16th April » The Battle of Culloden is fought between the French-supported Jacobitism Jacobites and the British House of Hanover Hanoverian forces commanded by Prince William, Duke of Cumberland William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, in Scotland. After the battle many
  • 16th June » War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
  • 22nd October » The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.

Famous Birthdays in 1746

  • 7th January » George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Scottish admiral (d. 1823)
  • 12th January » Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss philosopher and educator (d. 1827)
  • 24th January » Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
  • 4th February » Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish-American general (d. 1817)
  • 26th February » Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (d. 1806)
  • 8th March » André Michaux, French botanist and explorer (d. 1802)
  • 27th March » Michael Bruce (poet) known as Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (d. 1767)
  • 27th March » Carlo Buonaparte, French lawyer and politician (d. 1785)
  • 30th March » Francisco Goya, Spanish painter (d. 1828)
  • 9th May » Gaspard Monge, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1818)
  • 29th June » Joachim Heinrich Campe, German linguist, educator, and author (d. 1818)
  • 28th July » Thomas Heyward, Jr., American politician (d. 1809)
  • 20th September » Maurice Benyovszky, Slovak-Hungarian explorer (d. 1786)
  • 28th September » William Jones (philologist) called William Jones, English-Welsh philologist and scholar (d. 1794)
  • 7th October » William Billings, American composer (d. 1800)
  • 15th November » Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1809)
  • 27th November » Robert R. Livingston (chancellor) known as Robert R. Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs (d. 1813)
  • 27th November » Increase Sumner, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)

Famous Deaths in History for 1746

  • 28th February » Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
  • 19th March » Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia (b. 1718)
  • 20th March » Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (b. 1656)
  • 26th May » Thomas Southerne, Irish playwright (b. 1660)
  • 2nd July » Thomas Baker (antiquarian) known as Thomas Baker, English antiquarian and author (b. 1656)
  • 9th July » Philip V of Spain (b. 1683)
  • 2nd October » Josiah Burchett, English admiral and politician (b. 1666)
  • 14th November » Georg Wilhelm Steller, German botanist, zoologist, physician, and explorer (b. 1709)
  • 6th December » Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1665)
  • 8th December » Charles Radclyffe, English courtier and soldier (b. 1693)

Historical events for the year 1746 by month