On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1723

  • Dec 1 Susanna Centlivre, English actress known as "the most successful female playwright of the eighteenth century", dies at 66 (approximately)
  • Dec 2 Philippe II, Duke of OrlĂ©ans and Regent of France (1715-23), dies at 49
  • Dec 7 Jan Santini Aichel, Bohemian architect (b. 1677)
  • Dec 20 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist, dies at 71
  • Dec 22 Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70