On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1724

  • Dec 1 Charles Theodoor, elector (Palts & Bayern)
  • Dec 1 Dismas Hatas, Czech composer, born in Vysoké Mýto (d. 1777)
  • Dec 5 Joseph Friebert, Austrian composer, born in Gnadendorf, Lower Austria (d. 1799)
  • Dec 8 Claude-Bénigne Balbastre, French organist, harpsichordist, and composer, born in Dijon, France (d. 1799)

Person of interestSamuel Hood

Dec 12 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral in the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Butleigh, England (d. 1816)

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • Dec 13 Franz Aepinus, German physician and physicist, born in Rostock, Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1802)
  • Dec 24 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician & instructor of non-verbal deaf persons, born in Schaffhausen, Netherlands (d. 1811)
  • Dec 31 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, Czech organist & composer, born in Lahošť, Czech Republic (d. 1788)