On This Day

What Happened in December 1712

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer
  • Dec 11 Francesco Algarotti, Italian art collector and encyclopedist (Viaggio in Russia), born in Venice (d. 1764)
  • Dec 12 Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Imperial Army field marshal, born in LunĂ©ville, Duchy of Lorraine (d. 1780)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 15 Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67