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Birthdays in History in December 1717

  • Dec 9 Johann Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art), born in Stendal, Prussia (d. 1768)
  • Dec 16 Elizabeth Carter, English poet, bluestocking and translator (All the Works of Epictetus Which Are Now Extant), born in Deal, England (d. 1806)
  • Dec 20 Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat, born in Dijon, France (d. 1787)

Person of interestPius VI

Dec 25 Pope Pius VI [Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), born in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Papal States (d. 1799)

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