On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1732

  • Dec 6 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), born in Churchill, Oxfordshire (d. 1818)
  • Dec 13 Jean-Claude Trial, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1771)

Person of interestRichard Arkwright

Dec 23 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (created the spinning frame), born in Preston, England (d. 1792)

Industrialist and Inventor Richard Arkwright
Industrialist and Inventor
Richard Arkwright