On This Day

What Happened in August 1745

Historical Events

  • Aug 5 Jacobite Rising 1745: Jacobite forces capture British company of troops under Captain Scott

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 19 Jacobite Rising 1745 : Bonnie Prince Charlie, raises his standard at Glenfinnan, Scotland, igniting the second Jacobite rebellion.

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 18 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, Bohemian composer, born in Litoměřice (d. 1807)
  • Aug 26 Francois Guichard, composer

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 21 Future Russian Tsar Peter III marries Ekaterina Alexeievna later Catherine II (Catherine the Great)

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 30 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, dies at 57