On This Day

What Happened in December 1740

Historical Events

  • Dec 16 Prussian Libya falls to Silezie

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 13 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, German composer, born in Bad Wurzach, Germany (d. 1785)
  • Dec 30 Princess Elizabeth Caroline of Wales (d. 1759)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 20 Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English military officer and statesman (b. 1675)
  • Dec 26 Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies