Historical Events in 1746

Scottish History

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

Pelham Brothers Resign

Feb 10 The Pelham brothers resign from the British government, but resume office when King George II backs down.

  • Feb 21 Jacobite Rising 1745: British forces surrender Inverness Castle to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite forces
  • Feb 22 French troops conquer Brussels
  • Feb 22 Jacobite troops vacate Aberdeen
  • Feb 25 The Duke of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
  • Mar 5 Jacobite troops leave Aberdeen
  • Mar 8 Duke of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
  • 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
  • May 22 Russia and Austria sign treaty of cooperation
  • Jun 1 French troops conquer Antwerp
  • Jun 2 Russia and Austria sign agreements
  • Jun 16 Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish and French army
  • Jun 27 Flora MacDonald helps Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as Betty Burke an Irish maid, evade capture by landing him on the Isle of Skye
  • Jul 10 Scotland's Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
  • Sep 20 Scotland's Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland
  • Sep 21 French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais and Dupleix Madras
  • Sep 23 Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
  • Oct 1 Scotland's Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
  • Oct 11 Battle of Rocoux: French defeat British, Austrian and Dutch armies
  • Oct 22 Princeton University (NJ) received its charter
  • Oct 28 Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
  • Dec 5 Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.