What Happened in December 1716

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • Dec 16 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
  • Dec 23 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer
  • Dec 24 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
  • Dec 25 Johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
  • Dec 26 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)
  • Dec 26 Jean Fran├žois de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 6 Benedictus Buns, Dutch Carmelite and composer (b. 1642)
  • Dec 13 Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)