On This Day

December 1706 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 17 Gabrielle Chôtelet [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire), born in Paris (d. 1749)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 9 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706), dies at 58
  • Dec 28 Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and writer (Historical and Critical Dictionary), dies at 59