What Happened in December 1823

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine", a US foreign policy regarding Latin America

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Dec 13 Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London
  • Dec 19 Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 Franz Schubert's "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde," premieres in Vienna

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • Dec 23 "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Ernest Reyer, composer
  • Dec 6 Friedrich Max Müller, German orientalist (d. 1900)
  • Dec 7 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker)
  • Dec 10 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, Neukirchen, German composer
  • Dec 10 Wilhelm Kuhe, composer
  • Dec 11 Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer
  • Dec 15 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • Dec 21 Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
  • Dec 23 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer
  • Dec 25 Preston Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 27 Mackenzie Bowell, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-96), born in Rickinghall, England (d. 1917)

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • Dec 28 Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), (d. 1881)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 3 Joseph Pouteau, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 7 Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 14 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naple revolution 1799), dies at 53
  • Dec 19 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 24 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68