What Happened in February 1746

Historical Events

  • Feb 10 The Pelham brothers resign from the British government, but resume office when King George II backs down.
  • Feb 21 Jacobite Rising 1745: British forces surrender Inverness Castle to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite forces
  • Feb 22 French troops conquer Brussels
  • Feb 22 Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen
  • Feb 25 The Duke of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Tadeusz KoĹ›ciuszko, Polish, Lithuanian and American National hero and general (d. 1817)
  • Feb 16 Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
  • Feb 26 Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
  • Feb 27 Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 4 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46
  • Feb 20 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
  • Feb 28 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)