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
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 (E is Transcendent)

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
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 (pasteurization), born in Dole, France (d. 1895)

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
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