What Happened in December 1826

Historical Events

  • Dec 16 Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 William Mahone, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Dec 3 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 3 George McClellan, Union army major general, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • Dec 5 John Benjamin Sanborn, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1904)
  • Dec 8 Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist
  • Dec 18 Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)
  • Dec 18 Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), (d. 1906)
  • Dec 21 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, born in Vienna (d. 1905)
  • Dec 22 James Scott Negley, Union volunteers Major General, (d. 1901)
  • Dec 24 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer
  • Dec 26 Franz Coenen, composer
  • Dec 26 Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book/publisher (Van Dale)
  • Dec 28 Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens)
  • Dec 31 Henry Hiles, English composer, born in Shrewsbury (d. 1904)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 7 John Flaxman, Engl sculptor (tombs at St Paul's Cathedral), dies at 71
  • Dec 10 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 15 William Browser, revolting slave, executed in NYC