What Happened in December 1830

Historical Events

  • Dec 5 Hector Berlioz' "Symphonique Fantastique" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 20 Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium
  • Dec 25 Hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic" premieres
  • Dec 26 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena" premieres in Milan

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 5 Christina Rossetti, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away), born in London, England
  • Dec 7 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician/minister of Education

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Dec 10 Emily Dickinson, American poet (Collected Poems), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1886)

  • Dec 12 Joseph Orville Shelby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Dec 14 Allen Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Dec 15 Francesco D'Arcais, composer
  • Dec 16 John Frederick Hartranft, American politician, 17th Governor of Pennsylvania (1873-1879), and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Hanover Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • Dec 17 Jules de Goncourt, French novelist (Germinie), wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • Dec 22 Justin M'Carthy, Irish politician and novelist (Miss Misanthrope), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1912)
  • Dec 23 Adam Minchejmer, composer
  • Dec 31 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 8 H Benjamin Constant, French politician/writer, dies at 63
  • Dec 9 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist and professor of anatomy (b. 1757)

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Dec 17 Simón Bolívar, South American revolutionary and president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Santa Marta, Colombia

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • Dec 28 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 83