On This Day

What Happened in December 1768

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Trom√ły in Norway.
  • Dec 6 1st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published in Scotland
  • Dec 10 First part (number) of the Encyclopedia Britannica published in Edinburgh, Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 6 Johann Baptist Henneberg, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1822)
  • Dec 22 John Crome (Old Crome), English landscape artist, born in Norwich, England (d. 1821)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 8 Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter, dies at 66
  • Dec 20 Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)