1751 in Great Britain
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- 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.
- April - The Gin Act requires government inspection of distilleries and restricts sale to licenced premises.
- 31 August - Robert Clive takes the Indian town of Arcot from the French.
- 20 October - Charles, Duke of Bolton, marries celebrated actress Lavinia Fenton, already the mother of his three children.
- 3 December - Battle of Arnee: Robert Clive defeats a Franco-Indian force.
- 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 engraves the prints Gin Lane, Beer Street and The Four Stages of Cruelty.
- 15 February - Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard (anonymously).
- Henry Fielding's novel Amelia.
- Eliza Haywood's novel The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless.
- David Hume's book An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.
- Tobias Smollett's novel The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle.
- 2 May - John André, soldier (died 1780)
- 11 July - Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, posthumously-born daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales and later queen consort of Denmark (died 1775)
- date unknown - Thomas Sheraton, furniture designer (died 1806)
- 20 January - John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, politician (born 1665)
- 29 March - Thomas Coram, sea captain and philanthropist (born c.1668)
- 31 March
- 2 October - Thomas Mathews, Welsh admiral (born 1676)
- 26 October - Philip Doddridge, religious leader (born 1702)
- 12 December - Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, statesman and philosopher (born 1678)
- 17 December - Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet, Governor of Virginia (born 1681)
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- Leavis, Q.D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (rev. ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.