On This Day

What Happened in December 1729

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer, born in Faenza, (d. 1802)
  • Dec 3 Antonio Soler, Spanish Catalan composer (Fandango), born in Olot, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1783)
  • Dec 20 Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, Czech composer, born in Městec Králové (d. 1794)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, German composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 1 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, dies at 64
  • Dec 13 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking), dies at 53