What Happened in December 1741

Historical Events

  • Dec 5 -6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers
  • Dec 7 Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia

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Dec 25 Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • Dec 27 Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 8 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
  • Dec 10 Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
  • Dec 30 Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer
  • Dec 31 Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 14 Charles Rollin, French historian (b. 1661)
  • Dec 19 Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies