What Happened in December 1770

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 13 John Clarke-Whitfeld, English organist and composer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1836)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Dec 16 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), born in Bonn, Electorate of Cologne (d. 1827)

  • Dec 17 Johann Friedrich Schubert, German composer, born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1811)
  • Dec 26 Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 5 James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (Formula of Stirling), dies at 78
  • Dec 9 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, German composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80