On This Day

What Happened in 1746

Historical Events

  • Apr 16 Jacobite Rising 1745: Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the Duke of Cumberland defeat the Jacobite army of Charles Edward Stuart
  • Oct 28 Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
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Famous People in 1746

World Leaders in 1746

Famous People Who Died in 1746

  • Jan 5 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German organist and composer, dies at 53
  • Jan 21 Gottfried Kirchhoff, German composer, dies at 60
  • Feb 4 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (The Grave), dies at 46
  • Feb 20 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
  • Feb 28 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian, dies at 85

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