On This Day

What Happened in December 1722

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Anna Louisa Karsch "Die Karschin", German poet, born in Hammer, Silesia (d. 1791)
  • Dec 3 Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet and philosopher, born in Chernukhi, Lubny Regiment, Cossack Hetmanate (d. 1794)
  • Dec 23 Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten, born in Turinge, Sweden (d. 1765)
  • Dec 30 Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1770)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 8 Elisabeth Charlotte "Liselotte", German-French duchess of Orleans, dies at 70
  • Dec 20 Kangxi Emperor of China, 4th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, dies at 68
  • Dec 23 Pierre Varignon, French mathematician (b. 1654)