1751 in Great Britain


1751 in Great Britain

Events from the year 1751 in the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Events

* 31 March - Frederick, Prince of Wales dies and is succeeded by his son the future George III of the United Kingdom as 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 1751 requires 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 Arcot from the French.

Undated

* 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 January New Year's Day from 1752.
* William Hogarth paints "Gin Lane", "Beer Street", and "The Four Stages of Cruelty".

Publications

* 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".

Births

* 2 May - John André, soldier (died 1780)
* 11 July - Caroline Matilda of Wales, member of the royal family (died 1775)
* "date unknown" - Thomas Sheraton, furniture designer (died 1806)

Deaths

* 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)

References

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