Events in year of 1746

  • 01-17Battle of Falkirk, Scotland-Edward I defeats and massacres Scots
  • 02-10English Pelham government resigns
  • 02-14Henry Pelham appointed English Premier
  • 02-22French troops conquer Brussels
  • 02-22Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen
  • 02-25Cumberlands troops occupy Aberdeen
  • 03-05Jakobijnse troops leave Aberdeen
  • 04-16Battle at Culloden: Troops of "James VIII & III" defeat Charles Stuart
  • 04-27Battle at Culloden Moor: Duke of Cumberland beats "James VIII & III"
  • 05-22Russia and Austria signs treaty of cooperation
  • 06-01French troops conquer Antwerp
  • 06-02Russia and Austria sign agreements
  • 06-16Battle at Piacenza: Austria and Sardinia beat Spanish and French army
  • 07-10Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
  • 09-20Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland
  • 09-21French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais and Dupleix Madras
  • 09-23Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
  • 10-01Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
  • 10-11Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English / Austria / Netherlands armies
  • 10-22Princeton University (NJ) received its charter
  • 10-28Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die

People born in year of 1746

  • 01-11Frantisek Adam Mica: Composer
  • 01-11William Curtis: English Botanist / publisher (Botanical Magazine)
  • 01-24Gustav III: King during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)
  • 02-16Johann Heinse: German Sturm und Drang Novelist / art critic
  • 02-27Gian Francesco Fortunati: Composer
  • 03-05Jacob Wallenberg: Swedish writer / naval chaplain
  • 03-13Maurus Haberhauer: Composer
  • 03-17Jan David Holland: Composer
  • 03-27Augustin Ullinger: Composer
  • 03-27Carlo Bonaparte: Corsican attorney / father of Emperor Napoleon
  • 03-30Francisco Jose de Goya: Fuendetodos, Spain -- Painter / etcher (Naked Maja)
  • 05-13Oliver Brownson: Composer
  • 05-19Johann Friedrich Peter: Composer
  • 06-03James Hook: Composer
  • 06-24Jean Baptiste Rochefort: Composer
  • 07-02Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck: Composer
  • 07-07Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith: Composer
  • 07-16Giuseppe Piazzi: Italian Monk / discoverer (1st asteroid-Ceres)
  • 07-28Thomas Heyward: Soldier, signed Declaration of Independence
  • 08-02Joan Lucaz: Dutch journalist / patriot
  • 08-07Daniel W Wyttenbach: Dutch classical / historian
  • 08-08Hieronymus van Alphen: Dutch attorney / poet (church songs)
  • 09-04Bernardus Bosch: Dutch Patriot / poet / writer, baptised
  • 09-28William Jones: London, England -- British Orientalist / jurist
  • 09-29Ernst Ludwig Gerber: Composer
  • 10-07William Billings: Boston, Massachusetts -- Hymn composer (Rose of Sharon)
  • 10-27Georg Anton Kreusser: Composer
  • 11-06Absalom Jones: Delaware, United States -- Born into slavery
  • 11-15Joseph Quesne: Composer
  • 11-27Robert Livingston: Delivered oath of office to George Washington

People died in year of 1746

  • 01-05Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer: Composer, dies at 53
  • 01-21Gottfried Kirkhoff: Composer, dies at 60
  • 02-04Robert Blair: Scottish Poet (Grave), dies at 46
  • 02-20Guillaume Coustou, Sr.: French Sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
  • 05-15Giovanni Antonio Ricieri: Composer, dies at 67
  • 05-30Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo: Composer, dies at 69
  • 07-09Philip V: French King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46), dies at 62
  • 07-17Anthonie van de Heim: Dutch pension advisor (1737-46), dies at 53
  • 07-28John Peter Zenger: Journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight
  • 08-06Christian VI: King of Denmark / Norway
  • 08-27Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer: Composer

Events in year of 1747

  • 04-17French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands
  • 04-25Prince Willem V appointed Viceroy of Zealand
  • 05-03Willem IV appointed Viceroy of Holland / Utrecht
  • 05-04Willem IV appointed Viceroy of Overijssel
  • 05-16Prince Willem V sworn in as admiral-general of Neth
  • 07-01Battle at Lafeld: France beat English / Dutch army
  • 09-16French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
  • 11-07Organgist in the Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
  • 11-30Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
  • 12-09England and Netherlands sign military treaty

People born in year of 1747

  • 01-10Abraham L Breguet: French clock maker
  • 02-04Tadeusz Kosciusko: Poland -- Patriot, (New York Bridge)
  • 02-17Narciso Casanovas: Composer
  • 02-28Justin Morgan: Composer
  • 03-03Kasamir Pulaski: US General (Revolutionary War)
  • 03-04Casimir Pulaski: Count / American Revolutionary War General
  • 03-31Johann A P Schulz: German composer
  • 03-31Johann Abraham Peter Schulz: German composer (Moon has Risen)
  • 04-23Alexandre-Auguste Robineau: Composer
  • 06-24Johann Melchior Dreyer: Composer
  • 06-26Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh: Composer
  • 07-06Coelestin Jungbauer: Composer
  • 07-30Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini: Composer
  • 08-13Adrien-Joseph van Helmont: Composer
  • 10-08Johann Wilhelm Stadler: Composer
  • 10-11Marian Paradeiser: Composer
  • 11-24Felice Alessandri: Composer

People died in year of 1747

  • 02-01Jacobus E J Capitein: Dutch slave / vicar / merchant
  • 03-09Jacob Campo Weyerman: S Netherlands adventurer / Painter / writer, dies at 69
  • 04-02Johann J Dillenius: German botanist, dies at 63
  • 04-09Lord Lovat: English jacobiet
  • 04-09Simon Fraser: 12th Baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England
  • 06-06Jean Barriere: Composer
  • 06-19Alessandro Marcello: Composer, dies at 77
  • 06-19Nadir: Shah of Persia (1736-47), murdered
  • 07-09Giovanni Battista Bononcini: Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • 07-16Giuseppe Maria Crespi: Painter / etcher
  • 09-15Johann Gotthilf Ziegler: Composer, dies at 59
  • 11-17Alain R Lesage: French Author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79