Almanac – April 16

1746 – The Battle of Culloden. The final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.  Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart fought loyalist troops commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

The Hanoverian victory at Culloden decisively halted the Jacobite intent to overthrow the House of Hanover and restore the House of Stuart to the British throne; Charles Stuart never mounted any further attempts to challenge Hanoverian power in Great Britain.

The conflict was the last pitched battle fought on British soil.

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1850 – Marie Tussaud died. French artist known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum she founded in London.

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