On This Day

What Happened in December 1711

Historical Events

  • Dec 31 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, fired as English army commander

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 4 Barbara of Portugal [Maria Madalena Bárbara Xavier Leonor Teresa Antónia Josefa], Queen of Spain,born in Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1758)
  • Dec 25 Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 17 Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar and linguist (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies at 67