December 1741 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 5 -6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers
  • Dec 7 Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia

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Dec 25 Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • Dec 27 Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 10 Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
  • Dec 31 Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 14 Charles Rollin, French historian (b. 1661)
  • Dec 19 Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies