December 1804 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France in Paris

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 5 Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth's magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 10 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
  • Dec 13 Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (d. 1873)
  • Dec 16 Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 21 Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1868, 1874-80) and writer, born in London (d. 1881)

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • Dec 23 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 19 Mary Bright, British PM Rockingham, dies