1754 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1754 in Great Britain.
- Monarch - King George II
- Prime Minister - Henry Pelham, Whig (to 6 March), Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Whig
- 28 January - Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity.
- 6 March - Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne becomes Prime Minister following the death of his brother Henry Pelham.
- May - General election increases the Whig Party's majority.
- The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is founded in Scotland, and formally writes down the rules of golf for the first time.
- Jane Collier and Sarah Fielding's The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable
- David Hume's The History of Great Britain begins publication.
- Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director.
- Posthumous publication of Isaac Newton's dissertation An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture.
- 11 July - Thomas Bowdler, physician (died 1825)
- 16 June - Peter Burrell, 1st Baron Gwydyr, English politician and co-founder of MCC (died 1820)
- 21 August - William Murdoch, inventor (died 1839)
- 7 September - Elizabeth Ann Linley, singer, wife of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (died 1792)
- 9 September - William Bligh, sailor (died 1817)
- 24 December - George Crabbe, poet (died 1832)
- 10 January - Edward Cave, editor and publisher (born 1691)
- 16 February - Richard Mead, physician (born 1673)
- 27 February - John Brownlow, 1st Viscount Tyrconnel, English politician (born 1690)
- 6 March - Henry Pelham, Prime Minister (born 1696)
- 2 April - Thomas Carte, historian (born 1686)
- 23 May - John Wood, the Elder, architect (born 1704)
- 2 June - Ebenezer Erskine, religious dissenter (born 1680)
- 7 July - Frances Seymour, Duchess of Somerset (born 1699)
- August - William Cleghorn, Scottish philosopher (born 1718)
- 29 September - William Keen, first resident judicial officer in the British colony of Newfoundland (born c. 1680)
- 8 October - Henry Fielding, novelist (born 1707)
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 317. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Palmer, Alan & Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 220–221. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "Icons, a portrait of England 1750-1800". Archived from the original on 17 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-24.