On This Day

December 1699 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 3 Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague

Historic Event

Dec 20 Russian Tsar Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 8 Maria Josepha of Austria, Queen consort of Poland (1734-57), born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria (d. 1757)
  • Dec 19 William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 15 Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63