On This Day

What Happened in December 1734

Historical Events

  • Dec 13 Britain and Russia sign trade agreement

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 17 Georg Peter Weimar, German cantor and composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1800)
  • Dec 17 William Floyd, American soldier who signed the US Declaration of Independence, born in Brookhaven, Province of New York (d. 1821)
  • Dec 17 Maria I of Portugal, Queen of Portugal and the Algarves, born in Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1816)
  • Dec 18 Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 14 Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter & cartoonist, dies at 44
  • Dec 21 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54

Person of interestRob Roy

Dec 28 Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero and outlaw, dies at 63

Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy
Folk Hero and Outlaw
Rob Roy