1685 – Born in November 10th near Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Scottish statesman whose loyalty to the Hanoverian king George II of Great Britain contributed markedly to the defeat of the Jacobite rebellion.
– He was an erudite scholar who cultivated the study of philosophy, theology and biblical criticism and published.
1715 – Trained in law, Forbes entered local politics and aided the Hanoverian cause during the unsuccessful Jacobite rebellion.
– Lord Duncan Forbes of Culloden had a rapid advancement as a jurist thanks to his loyalty to the Hanoverian cause at the period of the rebellion.
1722 – He became member of Parliament for Inverness.
1725 – He became a Lord Advocate.
1734 – He inherited the patrimonial estates on the death of his brother.
1737 – He was made Lord President of the Court of Session in Scotland.
1739 – He advocated the creation of Highland regiments with native chieftains and cadets of old families officering them to make a rebellion in the Highlands impossible, resulting in the formation of the famous “Forty-second” regiment of the line, the "Black Watch".
1745 – He was Lord President of the Court of Session.
1747 – Died of depression on December 10th in Edinburgh.