What Happened in December 1797

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore
  • Dec 11 Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1878)
  • Dec 13 Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)
  • Dec 17 Joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism
  • Dec 19 Josef Theodor Krov, composer
  • Dec 26 Hans Skramstad, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Oliver Wolcott, US judge, signed US Declaration of Independence, dies at 71
  • Dec 11 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
  • Dec 22 Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 26 John Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72