What Happened in December 1792

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 5 George Washington re-elected as US President

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Dec 8 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
  • Dec 11 France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Dec 15 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Philadelphia)
  • Dec 17 Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city
  • Dec 26 Trial of French King Louis XVI, court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Des├Ęze

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Lobachevsky, mathematician
  • Dec 6 Abraham J van de Aa, lexicographer (Biographic Dictionary)
  • Dec 6 King William II of the Netherlands (d. 1849)
  • Dec 12 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
  • Dec 19 [Andries] Hendrik Potgieter, Cape Colony, settled Transvaal
  • Dec 20 Nicolas Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)
  • Dec 29 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 15 Joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36