On This Day

December 1716 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • Dec 16 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
  • Dec 24 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
  • Dec 25 Johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
  • Dec 26 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)
  • Dec 26 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 13 Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)