On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1765

Person of interestEli Whitney

Dec 8 Eli Whitney, American inventor (Cotton Gin), born in Westborough, Massachusetts (d. 1825)

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney
  • Dec 10 Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance, born in Vught, Netherlands (d. 1821)
  • Dec 15 Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1821)
  • Dec 22 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1825)
  • Dec 25 Joseph Mazzinghi, composer