On This Day

What Happened in December 1749

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 17 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto), born in Aversa, Italy (d. 1801)
  • Dec 23 Johann Lukas Schubaur, German composer, baptized in Lechfeld (d. 1815)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 5 Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, French Canadian trader and explorer of North Dakota and the upper Missouri River, dies at 64
  • Dec 10 Gabrielle Chôtelet [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
  • Dec 19 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 20 Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies
  • Dec 23 Mark Catesby, English naturalist (Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands), dies at 66