On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1718

  • Dec 6 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and dramatist (Tamerlane) Poet Laureate (1715-18), dies at 45
  • Dec 9 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist, dies at 68
  • Dec 11 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten at 36