On This Day

What Happened in January 1746

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]

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

Person of interestGustav III

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

King of Sweden Gustav III
King of Sweden
Gustav III

Famous Deaths

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