What Happened in December 1813

Historical Events

  • 2nd Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy
  • 5th L├╝beck surrenders to allied armies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

8th Ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres

  • 18th British take Fort Niagara in War of 1812
  • 26th Zamose, Modlin, Torgau surrenders to allied armies
  • 29th British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812
  • 30th Danzig surrenders to allied armies

Famous Birthdays

  • 2nd Jacob Rosenhaim, composer
  • 10th Errico Petrella, composer
  • 10th Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)
  • 19th Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (ozone), born in Belfast (d. 1885)
  • 20th Samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82)
  • 24th Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer
  • 25th Milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) (d. 1890)
  • 29th Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Ferdinando Bertoni, composer, dies at 88
  • 19th James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1744)
  • 24th Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1740)