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This article is about the year 1745.
|Centuries:||17th century – 18th century – 19th century|
|Decades:||1710s 1720s 1730s – 1740s – 1750s 1760s 1770s|
|Years:||1742 1743 1744 – 1745 – 1746 1747 1748|
|1745 by topic:|
|Arts and Sciences|
|Archaeology – Architecture – Art – Literature (Poetry) – Music – Science|
|Canada – Great Britain –|
|Lists of leaders|
|Colonial governors – State leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||2498|
|British Regnal year||18 Geo. 2 – 19 Geo. 2|
|Chinese calendar||甲子年 (Wood Rat)
4441 or 4381
— to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4442 or 4382
|- Vikram Samvat||1801–1802|
|- Shaka Samvat||1667–1668|
|- Kali Yuga||4846–4847|
|Japanese calendar||Enkyō 2
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 11 days|
|Minguo calendar||167 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2287–2288|
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- May 11 – War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy – French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army including the Black Watch.
- June 4 – Frederick the Great destroys the Austrian army at the Battle of Hohenfriedberg.
- June 16 – King George's War: British capture Cape Breton Island in North America from the French.
- July 9 – War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Melle – The French are victorious in an engagement against the Pragmatic Allies.
- July 26 – The first recorded women's cricket match takes place in Surrey, England.
- August 19 – The Jacobite rising of 1745 begins at Glenfinnan in Scotland where Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard.
- August 21 – Catherine the Great marries Peter III of Russia in Saint Petersburg.
- September 11 – Jacobite rising: Jacobites enter Edinburgh; six days later, Charles Edward Stuart proclaims his father James Francis Edward Stuart as James VIII of Scotland.
- September 12 – Francis I is elected Holy Roman Emperor with the support of his wife, Maria Theresa. He is the successor of Charles VII Albert of Bavaria, an enemy of the House of Habsburg, who died on January 20 of this year.
- September 14 – Madame de Pompadour is officially presented in the court of Louis XV of France.
- September 21 – Battle of Prestonpans: British Government forces are defeated by the Jacobites in Scotland.
- December 4 – Jacobite rising: The Scottish Jacobite army reaches as far south as Derby in England causing panic in London; two days later it begins retreat.
- December 18 Jacobite rising: A Jacobite victory at the Clifton Moor Skirmish, the last action between two military forces on English soil.
- December 23 – Jacobite rising: A Jacobite victory at the Battle of Inverurie.
- December 25 – The Treaty of Dresden gives Prussia full possession of Silesia.
- December 28 – For 5 days, fire destroys buildings in Istanbul.
- January 6 – Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor (d. 1799)
- February 2 – Hannah More, English religious writer, Romantic and philanthropist (d. 1833)
- February 18 – Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (d. 1827)
- February 20 – Henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813)
- March 4
- March 10 – John Gunby, Maryland soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)
- April 20 – Philippe Pinel, French physician (d. 1826)
- July 13 – Robert Calder, British naval officer, (d. 1818)
- August 20 – Francis Asbury, American Methodist Bishop (d. 1816)
- September 16 – Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
- November 23 – John Treadwell, the fourth Governor of Connecticut (d. 1823)
- December 15 – Johann Gottfried Koehler, German astronomer (d. 1801)
- date unknown – Danwon, Korean painter (d. 1806)
- January 20 – Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1697)
- March 18 – Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1676)
- May 9 – Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1663)
- May 22 – François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671)
- October 19 – Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish writer (b. 1667)
- November 16 – James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)
- December 8 – Étienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)
- December 19 – Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (b. 1684)
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 310–311. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 217–218. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Unless the Battle of Graveney Marsh (1940) is counted.