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 (ToruĊ„) 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, composer
  • Dec 5 Joseph Friebert, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 12 Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (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