What Happened in January 1746

Historical Events

  • Jan 3 Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]
  • Jan 8 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling [NS=Jan 19]
  • Jan 14 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow [OS=Jan 3]
  • Jan 17 Battle of Falkirk Muir, the Jacobites under Charles Stuart defeat Hanoverian forces
  • Jan 19 Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 11 Frantisek Adam Mica, composer
  • Jan 11 William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)
  • Jan 12 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator (Leonard & Gertrude), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1827)
  • Jan 24 Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer, dies at 53
  • Jan 21 Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60