1726 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1726 in Great Britain.
- May - Voltaire begins an exile in England which lasts three years.
- 25 May - Britain's first circulating library is opened in Edinburgh by poet and bookseller Allan Ramsay.
- 20 October - Dedication of St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London as designed by James Gibbs.
- October–December - Mary Toft from Godalming causes a sensation by purporting to give birth to rabbits.
- Invention of the gridiron pendulum by John Harrison.
- General George Wade begins an 11-year program of road improvement and bridge building in Scotland.
- 17 January - Hugh Mercer, soldier and physician (died 1777)
- 8 March - Richard Howe, admiral (died 1799)
- 12 April - Charles Burney, music historian (died 1814)
- 12 May - Alexander Hood, naval officer (died 1814)
- 3 June - James Hutton, geologist (died 1797)
- 14 June - Thomas Pennant, naturalist (died 1798)
- 2 September - John Howard, prison reformer (died 1790)
- 26 September - John H. D. Anderson, scientist (died 1796)
- 5 March - Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, politician (born c. 1655)
- 26 March - John Vanbrugh, architect and dramatist (born 1664)
- 26 April - Jeremy Collier, theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian (born 1650)
- 28 April - Thomas Pitt, Governor of Madras (born 1653)
- 10 May - Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, soldier (born 1670)
- 8 July - John Ker, spy (born 1673)
- August - Colonel John Stewart, former Member of Parliament for the Kirkcudbright Stewartry, killed by Sir Gilbert Eliott, 3rd Baronet, of Stobs
- 23 November - Sophia, Princess of Zelle, queen of George I of Great Britain (born 1666)
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