On This Day

What Happened in January 1746

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jan 3 "Bonnie Prince Charlie", Prince Charles Edward Stuart's army leaves Glasgow, Scotland [NS=Jan 14]

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)

Gustav III

Jan 24 Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), born in Stockholm (d. 1792)


Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German organist and composer, dies at 53
  • Jan 21 Gottfried Kirchhoff, German composer, dies at 60