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December 1723 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI's Pragmatic Sanction with the Diet of Hungary recognizes the King's daughters as successors

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 19 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother
  • Dec 26 Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 2 Philippe II, Duke of Orléans and Regent of France (1715-23), dies at 49
  • Dec 7 Jan Santini Aichel, Bohemian architect (b. 1677)
  • Dec 20 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist, dies at 71
  • Dec 22 Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70