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1746 in Scotland

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1746 in Scotland
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Events from the year 1746 in Scotland.



  • Monarch — George II
  • Secretary of State for Scotland: The Marquess of Tweeddale, until 3 January; then vacant until 1885
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — Robert Craigie; then William Grant of Prestongrange
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — Robert Dundas, the younger; then Patrick Haldane of Gleneagles, jointly with Alexander Hume
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session — Lord Culloden
  • Lord Justice General — Lord Ilay
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Milton
  • Events

  • 8 January - Jacobite rising of 1745: Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") with his Jacobite forces occupies Stirling.
  • 17 January - Battle of Falkirk Muir: British Government troops are defeated by Jacobite forces.
  • 16 April - The Battle of Culloden, the final pitched battle fought on British soil, brings an end to the Jacobite rising of 1745.
  • 27 June - Charles Edward Stuart flees to the Isle of Skye from Benbecula disguised as Flora MacDonald's maid.
  • 1 August - Dress Act 1746 proscribes wearing of the tartan.
  • 18 August - Two rebel Scottish lords, the Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerinoch, are beheaded in the Tower of London.
  • 20 September - Charles Edward Stuart escapes to France.
  • October - Foundation stone of new Inveraray Castle laid.
  • British Linen Bank chartered as the British Linen Company.
  • Births

  • 27 March - Michael Bruce, poet and hymnist (died 1767)
  • Approximate date - John Bogle, miniature painter (died 1803)
  • Deaths

  • 4 February - Robert Blair, "graveyard poet" (born 1699)
  • 14 June - Colin Maclaurin, mathematician (born 1698)
  • 8 August - Francis Hutcheson, theologian and philosopher (born 1694; died in Dublin)
  • 6 December - Lady Grizel Baillie, songwriter (born 1665; died in London)
  • Publications

  • Matthew Stewart publishes Some General Theorems of Considerable use in the Higher Parts of Mathematics, including an account of Stewart's theorem on the measurement of the triangle.
  • References

    1746 in Scotland Wikipedia

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