What Happened in December 1724

Historical Events

  • Dec 7 Tumult of Thorn - religious unrest was followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toruń) by Polish authorities.
  • Dec 9 Colley Cibber's play "Caesar in Egypt" premieres in London
  • Dec 23 Emperor Charles VI names Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria land guardian of the Austrian Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Charles Theodoor, elector (Palts & Bayern)
  • Dec 1 Dismas Hatas, Czech composer, born in Vysoké Mýto (d. 1777)
  • Dec 5 Joseph Friebert, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 12 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral in the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Butleigh, England (d. 1816)

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • Dec 13 Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist
  • Dec 24 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (d. 1811)
  • Dec 31 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer