On This Day

What Happened in June 1712

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 21 Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral, born in Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1790)
  • Jun 28 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, eminent political theorist, and writer whose influential works inspired French Revolution leaders and Romantic academics (Confession), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1778)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 11 Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)
  • Jun 24 Simon van der Stel, 1st governor of Dutch Cape Colony (1679-99), dies at 72