What Happened in December 1813

Historical Events

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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