On This Day

What Happened in December 1700

Historical Events

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

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

  • 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