On This Day

What Happened in December 1756

Historical Events

  • Dec 6 British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta, India
  • Dec 31 Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 21 Thomas Anton Kunz, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1830)
  • Dec 30 Paul Wranitzky [Pavel Vranicky], Moravian-Austrian composer, born in Neureisch (Nová Říše) in Habsburg Moravia (now Czechia) (d. 1808)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 8 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
  • Dec 11 Theodor A. Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica, dies at 62
  • Dec 11 Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress as the spouse of Emperor Charles VII, dies at 55