What Happened in December 1822

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Franz Liszt's (11) debut as pianist Isabella Colbran

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • Dec 2 In San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US
  • Dec 6 Veterinary school in Utrecht opens
  • Dec 12 Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Charles Adam Heckman, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • Dec 4 Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
  • Dec 5 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American college president (d. 1907)
  • Dec 6 John Eberhard, built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US
  • Dec 8 Luther Prentice Bradley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
  • Dec 10 Thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • Dec 10 C├ęsar Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
  • Dec 15 Edward Stephen, composer
  • Dec 16 Charles Edward Horsley, composer
  • Dec 23 Wilhelm Bauer, German engineer (d. 1875)
  • Dec 24 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 24 Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (Dover Beach), born in Laleham, England (d. 1888)

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet/Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • Dec 26 Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)
  • Dec 27 John Roberts, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 27 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (invented pasteurization), born in Dole, France (d. 1895)

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • Dec 28 William Booth Taliaferro, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 15 Ferenc Verseghy, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 29 Albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67