On This Day

What Happened in December 1767

Historical Events

  • Dec 16 Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premieres
  • Dec 28 King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 29 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, Belgian-born French composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1866)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason
  • Dec 9 Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies
  • Dec 22 John Newberry, English publisher, dies