What Happened in December 1745

Historical Events

  • Dec 4 Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby
  • Dec 6 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army retreats to Scotland
  • Dec 10 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches Manchester
  • Dec 15 Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria
  • Dec 17 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army retreats to Scotland
  • Dec 20 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches the river Esk
  • Dec 25 Prussia and Austria sign Treaty of Dresden giving much of Silesia to the Prussians
  • Dec 31 Bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 12 John Jay, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice, born in New York City

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • Dec 24 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Declaration of Independence)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 5 Christoph Förster, German composer, dies at 52
  • Dec 8 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)
  • Dec 22 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66