December 1715 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 12 Russian and Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]
  • Dec 22 English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
  • Dec 23 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
  • Dec 24 Swedish troops occupy Norway

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 8 John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
  • Dec 27 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 14 Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1636)
  • Dec 15 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73
  • Dec 28 William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)