What Happened in December 1815

Historical Events

  • Dec 5 Foundation of MaceiĆ³ in Brazil.
  • Dec 15 Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 "Emma" By Jane Austen by published by John Murray in London

Novelist Jane Austen
Jane Austen

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 8 Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1905)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 10 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, born in London (d. 1852)

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • Dec 21 Thomas Couture, French painter/author
  • Dec 22 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
  • Dec 22 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
  • Dec 23 Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat
  • Dec 25 Temistocle Solera, composer
  • Dec 26 Israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Dec 31 George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1872)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 3 John Carroll (priest), first Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (b. 1735)
  • Dec 7 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), murdered at 46
  • Dec 19 Michel Woldemar, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 19 Robert Hudson, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 20 Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
  • Dec 22 Jose Maria Morelos, Mexican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards
  • Dec 29 Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris