On This Day

What Happened in December 1730

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Dec 3 Colley Cibber is appointed British Poet Laureate under King George II

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 8 Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-English physiologist (discovering photosynthesis) and personal physician of Maria Theresa, born in Breda, Staats-Brabant, Dutch Republic (d. 1799)
  • Dec 14 Capel Bond, English composer, born in Gloucester (d. 1790)
  • Dec 25 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician and friend of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1816)