On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1814

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMarquis de Sade

Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine), dies at 74. The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade

1814 Highlights

About December 2, 1814

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 206 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius