On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1726

  • Dec 1 Eggert Ólafsson, Icelandic explorer, writer (Reise igiennem Island - Travels In Iceland), and language conservationist, born in Svefneyjar, Iceland (d. 1768)
  • Dec 4 William Alexander, Lord Stirling, American general (American Revolutionary War leader), born in NYC, New York (d. 1783)