On This Day

What Happened in December 1700

Historical Events


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Dec 12 Utrecht, Overijssel, Buren, Leerdam and Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar

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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
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  • Dec 31 Frisia and Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 22 Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent, born in Amsterdam (d. 1785)
  • Dec 25 Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Willem ten Rhijne, Dutch physician in Batavia, dies at about 53