- 1751 in Great Britain
Events from the year
1751in the Kingdom of Great Britain.
31 March- Frederick, Prince of Walesdies and is succeeded by his son the future George III of the United Kingdomas Prince of Wales.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=314–315]
* April - The
Gin Act 1751requires government inspection of distilleries.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 220-221|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
31 August- Robert Clive takes the Indian town of Arcotfrom the French.
* A British settlement is founded in Georgetown in North America.
* Parliament passes the Calendar Act introducing the
Gregorian Calendar, correcting the eleven day difference and making 1 JanuaryNew Year's Day from 1752.
William Hogarthpaints " Gin Lane", " Beer Street", and " The Four Stages of Cruelty".
Henry Fielding's novel "Amelia".
David Hume's book " An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals".
Tobias Smollett's novel " The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle".
20 January- John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, politician (born 1665)
29 March- Thomas Coram, sea captain and philanthropist (born c.1668)
31 March- Frederick, Prince of Wales(born 1707)
26 October- Philip Doddridge, religious leader (born 1702)
12 December- Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, statesman and philosopher (born 1678)
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