What Happened in December 1715

Historical Events

  • Dec 12 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]
  • Dec 22 English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
  • Dec 23 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
  • Dec 24 Swedish troops occupy Norway

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 8 John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
  • Dec 9 Georg Gottfried Petri, composer
  • Dec 12 Gennaro Manna, Italian composer (d. 1779)
  • Dec 27 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 14 Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1636)
  • Dec 15 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73
  • Dec 28 William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)