1746 in History – What happened in year 1746

✅ Published on March 31st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1746 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1746.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1746 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
19 januaryDuring the Second Jacobite Rising, Bonnie Prince Charlie Occupied the town of Stirling, Scotland, but failed to capture the castle.
17 JanuaryBattle of Falakkra Mure: The Jacobback forces defeated the British government forces.
25 FebruaryThe soldiers of the King of Cumberland captured Aberdeen.
05 MarchCjacobot soldiers left Aberdeen.
16 AprilJacobet Rising 1745: Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the King of Cumberland defeated Jacob's army.
22 MayRussia and Austria signed treaty of cooperation.
16 JuneBattle at Piacenza: Austria and Sardinia defeated the Spanish and French forces.
21 SeptemberThe French Expeditionary Army besieged Labordananis and Duplex Madras.
22 OctoberThe College of New Jersey was established (it became Princeton University in 1896)
05 DecemberThere was a revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.


Famous birthdays in the year 1746:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
07 January George Elphinstone / Politician / Scotland
07 OctoberWilliam Billings / Educator / United States of America
08 March André Michaux / Botanist / France
09 MayGaspard Monge / Engineer / France
12 January Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi / Educator / Switzerland
15 NovemberJoseph Quesnel / Poet / France
20 SeptemberMaurice / Explorer / Slovakia
27 February Louis-Jérôme Gohier / Politician / France
27 NovemberRobert R. Livingston / Politician / United States of America
27 March Michael Bruce / Poet / Scotland
27 March Carlo Buonaparte / Politician / France
27 NovemberIncrease Sumner / Lawyer / United States of America
28 SeptemberWilliam Jones / Scholar / United Kingdom
28 JulyThomas Heyward / Politician / United States of America
29 JuneJoachim Heinrich Campe / Author / Germany
30 March Francisco Goya / Painter / France
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