On This Day

What Happened in December 1748

Historical Events

  • Dec 26 France & Austria sign treaty about Southern Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 9 Claude-Louis Berthollet, French chemist, born in Talloires, Savoy, France (d. 1822)
  • Dec 16 Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, Flemish harpsichordist, organist and composer, baptized in Brussels (d. 1809)
  • Dec 27 William Marshall, Scottish fiddle composer (strathspeys The Marchioness of Huntly), born in Fochabers, Scotland (d. 1833)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, dies at 86
  • Dec 11 Ewald G. von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55